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Give your R charts that Wes Anderson style

I'm a big fan of Wes Anderson's movies. I love the quirky characters and stories, the distinctive cinematography, and the unique visual style. Now you can bring some of that style to your own R charts, by making use of these Wes Anderson inspired palettes. Just choose your favourite Wes Anderson film or short:  Install the wesanderson pallettes package, created by Karthik Ram: require(devtools) devtools::install_github("wesanderson","karthik") require(wesanderson) And convert your plain old ggplot2 charts like this: Into this: Here's the command for you cut-and-pasters: ggplot(diamonds, aes(clarity, fill=cut)) + geom_bar() + scale_fill_manual(values = wes.palette(5, "Cavalcanti")) The colors don't quite match up to the originals, but you can find other Wes Anderson-inspired palettes and adjust to your heart's content using the source code available from Karthik Ram's github page linked below.  Karthik Ram: Wes Anderson Palettes

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David Smith is Vice President of Marketing and Community at Revolution Analytics. He has a long history with the R and statistics communities. After graduating with a degree in Statistics from the University of Adelaide, South Australia, he spent four years researching statistical methodology at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom, where he also developed a number of packages for the S-PLUS statistical modeling environment. He continued his association with S-PLUS at Insightful (now TIBCO Spotfire) overseeing the product management of S-PLUS and other statistical and data mining products.<

David smith is the co-author (with Bill Venables) of the popular tutorial manual, An Introduction to R, and one of the originating developers of the ESS: Emacs Speaks Statistics project. Today, he leads marketing for REvolution R, supports R communities worldwide, and is responsible for the Revolutions blog. Prior to joining Revolution Analytics, he served as vice president of product management at Zynchros, Inc. Follow him on twitter at @RevoDavid