highcharter package contains two main functions for creating plots:
- highchart(): This function creates an interactive Highchart chart, which can be rendered on HTML pages generated from R Markdown, Shiny, or other applications. This function is very similar to the function
ggplot()[in the ggplot2 package], where a base ggplot object is defined upon which further geometric layers can be added. Similarly, Once the
highchart()function is defined further highchart elements can be added on top of it.
- hchart(): This is a generic function for creating various R objects. The resulting graphics can be further customized using the implemented API. This function is similar to the function
qplot()[in the ggplot2 package].
This article provides a quick overview of possible graphics that can be generated using the highcharter package.