# An Easy Way to Make Ggplot2 Plots, ezplot - Part 1

## Master R

Do you love ggplot2 plots? If you’ve worked with ggplot2 before, you know that to get a satisfying plot, you often need to use many detailed ggplot2 syntaxes, which are difficult to remember and time consuming to look up. Wouldn’t it be awesome if there’re simpler and intuitive syntaxes? The answer is yes and the package ezplot does exactly that. In this and the next few posts, I’ll demo how to use ezplot.

#### Prerequisites

1. Install a set of development tools
• On Mac, install the Xcode command line tools.
• On Linux, install the R development package, usually called r-devel or r-base-dev.
2. Install devtools by running install.packages("devtools") in R.