Claus Wilke

Claus Wilke is Professor of Integrative Biology at The University of Texas at Austin. He holds a PhD in Theoretical Physics from the University of Bochum in Germany, and he received postdoctoral training in biological physics in the lab of Chris Adami at Caltech. Claus Wilke has published extensively on the topics of computational biology and molecular evolution, and he is an author or contributor to several widely used R packages for data visualization, including cowplot, ggridges, colorspace, and ggplot2.


Spruce up your ggplot2 visualizations with formatted text

rstudio::conf 2020

Spruce up your ggplot2 visualizations with formatted text

February 4, 2020

The ggtext package provides various functions to add formatted text to ggplot2 figures, both in the form of plot or axis labels and in the form of text labels or text boxes inside the plot panel.

Visualizing uncertainty with hypothetical outcomes plots

rstudio::conf 2019

Visualizing uncertainty with hypothetical outcomes plots

January 25, 2019

Uncertainty is a key component of statistical inference. However, uncertainty is not easy to convey effectively in data visualizations. For example, viewers have a tendency to...