The goal of altair is to provide an interface to the Altair python package, which builds Vega-Lite visualizations. This is a short term solution - I am a big fan of the native R interface to build Vega-Lite visualizations that Bob Rudis and coworkers are building with their vegalite package.
For the foreseeable future, this package is going to be very rough. The immediate goal is to be able to muck around with Vega-Lite 2.0. This means:
- Building the bridge to Python and Altair.
- Wrapping up outputs as htmlwidgets.
And the development version from GitHub with:
# install.packages("devtools") devtools::install_github("ijlyttle/altair")
This package does not contribute much new; it rests on these foundations: