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6502nerdface · 2015-10-14 · Original thread
> > And it's really hard to beat ggplot.

> To be honest, matplotlib seems a good contender to me (

They're quite different, though, and I can see why many prefer ggplot. It's a declarative, domain-specific language that implements a Tufte-inspired "grammar of graphics" (hence the gg- in the name; see section 1.3 of [1], and [2,3]) for very fast and convenient interactive plotting, whereas matplotlib is just a clone of MATLIB's procedural plotting API.




Anon84 · 2010-04-14 · Original thread
Leland Wilkinson's "The Grammar of Graphics" is also excellent and fully implemented in the R programming language/statistics package ( )

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