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WebGL vs SVG in R in R

How to create plots using WebGL


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WebGL vs SVG in R

Recent versions of the R package include the toWebGL() function, which converts any eligible SVG graph into a WebGL plot. With WebGL, we can render way more elements in the browser.

WebGL with 50,000 points

library(plotly)
p <- ggplot(data = diamonds, aes(x = carat, y = price, color = cut)) +
  geom_point(alpha = 0.01)
fig <- ggplotly(p)
fig <- fig %>% toWebGL()

fig