General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Scientific Data Visualisation
Language English
Module lecturer dr hab. Łukasz Grewling, mgr Asad Siddiquee, dr Paweł Bogawski
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position Assistant Professor
Faculty Faculty of Biology
Semester 2023/2024 (winter)
Duration 30


The course will start in winter semeter and include mainly practical computer classes. The classes will be conducted at the Faculty of Biology (ul. Uniwersytetu Poznanskiego 6, class K3 - first floor).

Suggested dates and hours:

13 December 10:30-12:45, 14 December 15:30-17:45

20 December 10:30-12:45, 21 December 15:30-17:45

10 January 10:30-12:45, 11 January 15:30-17:45

17 January 10:30-12:45, 18 January 15:30-17:45

24 January 10:30-12:45, 25 January 15:30-17:45

Module aim (aims)

Have you ever seen a scientific graph that you would like to have in your own dissertation but just haven't been able to reproduce it? In this course, we will teach you how to prepare beautiful scientific plots and graphs. A drawing that you can directly use in your thesis with the proper size, colours, resolution, axis & legend descriptions…. We will guide you through the most common scientific graphs, charts and plots (boxplots, scatterplots, heatmaps, polarplots, maps and many more…). The course will be conducted in R programming language, mainly with the use of the ggplot library. However, if you do not know R language, this is not a problem (we will teach you that as well).

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Basic skills in R programming are welcome but not obligatory.


The most important topics during the course incude:

Reading list