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ggpage is a package to create pagestyled visualizations of text based data. It uses ggplot2 and final returns are ggplot2 objects.

Version 0.2.0

In this new version I have worked to include a lot of use cases that wasn’t available in the first version. These new elements are previewed in the vignette.


You can install the released version of ggpage from CRAN with:


or you can install the developmental version of ggpage from github with:

# install.packages("devtools")


The package includes The Tinder-box by H.C. Andersen for examples.

#> Warning: replacing previous import 'dplyr::vars' by 'rlang::vars' when
#> loading 'dbplyr'

head(tinderbox, 10)
#> # A tibble: 10 x 2
#>    text                                                        book        
#>    <chr>                                                       <chr>       
#>  1 "A soldier came marching along the high road: \"Left, righ… The tinder-…
#>  2 had his knapsack on his back, and a sword at his side; he … The tinder-…
#>  3 and was now returning home. As he walked on, he met a very… The tinder-…
#>  4 witch in the road. Her under-lip hung quite down on her br… The tinder-…
#>  5 "and said, \"Good evening, soldier; you have a very fine s… The tinder-…
#>  6 knapsack, and you are a real soldier; so you shall have as… The tinder-…
#>  7 "you like.\""                                               The tinder-…
#>  8 "\"Thank you, old witch,\" said the soldier."               The tinder-…
#>  9 "\"Do you see that large tree,\" said the witch, pointing … The tinder-…
#> 10 "beside them. \"Well, it is quite hollow inside, and you m… The tinder-…

The basic workflow with ggpage is using either

  • ggpage_quick for a quick one function call plot or,
  • combining ggpage_build and ggpage_plot to do analysis (NLP for example) before the final plot is produced.

For a simple demonstration we apply ggpage_quick to our tinderbox object. It is important that the data.frame that is used have the text in a column named “text”.

#> Warning: replacing previous import 'dplyr::vars' by 'rlang::vars' when
#> loading 'tidytext'

# Also pipeable
# tinderbox %>% ggpage_quick()

The same result would be achieved by using

tinderbox %>% 
  ggpage_build() %>% 

But this approach allows us to introduce more code between ggpage_build and ggpage_plot giving us multiple more ways to enhance the plots

tinderbox %>%
  ggpage_build() %>%
  mutate(long_word = stringr::str_length(word) > 8) %>%
  ggpage_plot(aes(fill = long_word)) +
  labs(title = "Longer words throughout The Tinder-box") +
  scale_fill_manual(values = c("grey70", "blue"),
                    labels = c("8 or less", "9 or more"),
                    name = "Word length")

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