The main features of this package are:
- Various chart type with the same style: scatters, bubble, line, time series, heatmaps, treemap, bar charts, networks.
- Chart various R object with one function. With hchart(x) you can chart: data.frames, numeric, histogram, character, density, factors, ts, mts, xts, stl, ohlc, acf, forecast, mforecast, ets, igraph, dist, dendrogram, phylo, survfit classes.
- Support Highstock charts. You can create a candlestick charts in 2 lines of code. Support xts objects from the quantmod package.
- Support Highmaps charts. It’s easy to create choropleths or add information in geojson format.
- Piping styling.
- Themes: you configurate your chart in multiples ways. There are implemented themes like economist, financial times, google, 538 among others.
- Plugins: motion, drag points, fontawesome, url-pattern, annotations.
Hello World Example
This is a simple example using
library("highcharter") data(diamonds, mpg, package = "ggplot2") hchart(mpg, "scatter", hcaes(x = displ, y = hwy, group = class))
Or using the highcharts API
highchart() %>% hc_chart(type = "column") %>% hc_title(text = "A highcharter chart") %>% hc_xAxis(categories = 2012:2016) %>% hc_add_series(data = c(3900, 4200, 5700, 8500, 11900), name = "Downloads")
Among its features highcharter can chart various objects depending of its class with the generic2
hchart(diamonds$cut, colorByPoint = TRUE, name = "Cut")
hchart(diamonds$price, color = "#B71C1C", name = "Price") %>% hc_title(text = "You can zoom me")
One of the nicest class which
hchart can plot is the
forecast class from the forecast package.
library("forecast") airforecast <- forecast(auto.arima(AirPassengers), level = 95) hchart(airforecast)
With highcharter you can use the highstock library which include sophisticated navigation options like a small navigator series, preset date ranges, date picker, scrolling and panning. With highcarter it’s easy make candlesticks or ohlc charts using time series data. For example data from quantmod package.
library("quantmod") x <- getSymbols("GOOG", auto.assign = FALSE) y <- getSymbols("AMZN", auto.assign = FALSE) highchart(type = "stock") %>% hc_add_series(x) %>% hc_add_series(y, type = "ohlc")
You can chart maps and choropleth using the highmaps module.
data(unemployment) hcmap("countries/us/us-all-all", data = unemployment, name = "Unemployment", value = "value", joinBy = c("hc-key", "code"), borderColor = "transparent") %>% hc_colorAxis(dataClasses = color_classes(c(seq(0, 10, by = 2), 50))) %>% hc_legend(layout = "vertical", align = "right", floating = TRUE, valueDecimals = 0, valueSuffix = "%")