PowerBI and R - ggplot2 based graphics integration

by sahmed Visitor on ‎09-30-2015 08:10 PM
Create a custom visualization to integrate with ggplot2 graphics.

github repository: https://github.com/s-ifti/PowerBI-visuals

ggplot2 graphics is an excellent tool for generating graphs within R language.
ggplot2 is based on Grammar of Graphics principles developed by Leland Wilkinson.

This visualization can be useful in usecases where you have to
integrate descriptive analytics of PowerBI with statistical analysis output from R.
In future we could also integrate it with R analytics running within Azure Machine workflows.

To run an R instance as a web server look at the example server script used by this visualization at
Video of the demo:


by susanbuchman New Member
on ‎10-02-2015 07:07 PM

This is really fantastic.

by geekay Frequent Visitor
on ‎11-01-2015 08:02 AM

Is it just showing the graph from ggplot2? Or, is there a way to interact by supplying a different set of data as you filter or use a slicer etc.

by geekay Frequent Visitor
on ‎11-07-2015 08:46 PM

This Sept. 2015 BI workshop https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L5pVyhIb2wA  at about 25 min in a 35 minute session shows interactive R integration including ggplot2; so I expect native R integration shortly.

by Power BI Team ChristianB
on ‎01-20-2016 02:12 PM

An R visual, like other visualizations, has an area to drop the fields from the data model that you want to visualize. If you plot these the visualization will update on filter or slicer changes​ and reflect the new values.

by MAAbdullah47 Member
on ‎05-18-2017 04:42 AM

The video is not available on youtube