With ever increasing volume of data, it is impossible to tell stories without visualizations. Data visualization is an art of how to turn numbers into useful knowledge. R Programming lets you learn this art by offering a set of inbuilt functions and libraries to build visualizations and present data.
Not all of the examples included are original. There is such a varierty of potential ways to tell a story using data, it is impossible for one person to introduce you to all the possibilities - but I will try! I often get side-tracked pursuing a graphic that catches my eye. I reproduce some of them below. When there is something really creative that I have not been able to prelicate in R, I provide the link for you.
Be sure to look at this often-referenced chart selection graphic. (© 2006 A. Abela - email@example.com) It is very easy to start developing a plot without carefully considering which plot style to use first.