My book about data visualization in R is available! The book covers many of the same topics as the Graphs and Data Manipulation sections of book plots website, but it goes into more depth and covers a broader range of techniques. You can preview it at Google Books. There are many ways of making graphs in R, each with its advantages and disadvantages.
Control axis text, labels, and grid lines. Slice up data and graph the subsets together in a grid. Shapes and line types — Set the shape of points and patterns used in lines. Antialiased bitmap output — If your plots look jagged or pixelated.
The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories is a 2004 book by Christopher Booker containing a Jungian-influenced analysis of stories and their psychological meaning. Booker had worked on the book for 34 years. The meta-plot begins with the anticipation stage, in which the hero is called to the adventure to come. This is followed by a dream stage, in which the adventure begins, the hero has some success, and has an illusion of invincibility. However, this is then followed by a frustration stage, in which the hero has his first confrontation with the enemy, and the illusion of invincibility is lost. The key thesis of the book: «However many characters may appear in a story, its real concern is with just one: its hero or heroine. It is he with whose fate we identify, as we see him gradually developing towards that state of self-realization which marks the end of the story.
Ultimately it is in relation to this central figure that all other characters in a story take on their significance. Definition: The protagonist and companions set out to acquire an important object or to get to a location. They face temptations and other obstacles along the way. Definition: The protagonist goes to a strange land and, after overcoming the threats it poses to them, they return with experience. Booker makes sure to stress that comedy is more than humor. It refers to a pattern where the conflict becomes more and more confusing, but is at last made plain in a single clarifying event.