R Language Pipe operators (%>% and others) Using the pipe with dplyr and ggplot2


The %>% operator can also be used to pipe the dplyr output into ggplot. This creates a unified exploratory data analysis (EDA) pipeline that is easily customizable. This method is faster than doing the aggregations internally in ggplot and has the added benefit of avoiding unnecessary intermediate variables.


diamonds %>% 
    filter(depth > 60) %>% 
    group_by(cut) %>% 
    summarize(mean_price = mean(price)) %>% 
    ggplot(aes(x = cut, y = mean_price)) + 
        geom_bar(stat = "identity")