“Over the past year, data journalists on the BBC Visual and Data Journalism team have fundamentally changed how they produce graphics for publication on the BBC News website. In this post, we explain how and why we have used R’s ggplot2 package to create production-ready charts, document our process and code and share what we learned along the way.”
—BBC Visual and Data Journalism, “How the BBC Visual and Data Journalism team works with graphics in R.” Medium.com. February 1, 2019.
I’ve been learning a bit of R and working with packages like ggplot2. I thought this gives a nice demonstration of why someone might like to learn to use it, its capabilities, and the article provides some useful references.