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I think the point is that R can do both statistical analysis and graphing. You don't need ggplot2 to produce good plots in R, however, I do agree that ggplot2 is a very good graphics package.

Regarding ggplot2 and D3, it's already possible to draw ggplot graphics in the browser, consider looking at the following two repositories:

https://github.com/hadley/r2d3 https://github.com/gigamonkey/gg

You'd probably want to speak to Hadley for more information on his goals, regarding ggplot2 & D3. I'd certainly like to try out any combination of these tools.




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