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Sugnet Lubbe, Johané Nienkemper-Swanepoel, Niël le Roux, Carel van der Merwe,Raeesa Ganey

Biplots have proved to be valuable visualisation tools in exploratory data analysis. To date the use of biplots for interdisciplinary applications has been limited since current implementation tools are constraint to expert users. A user-friendly package will enable and empower practitioners and researchers of varying skills to apply biplots more widely in many disciplines, especially in the current era of big data. The primary aim of this project is collating all the visualisation related code developed by many individuals over a long period of time into a new comprehensive user-friendly R package. Specifically new developments in R provide facilities requiring renewal refurbishment, and modernisation of the current programs.

The MuViSU Management committee received the EMS Faculty Elite Research Grant of R200 000 in 2020 for this project. Furthermore, Dr Nienkemper-Swanepoel and Dr Ganey received an early career collaboration research grant of R150 000 from the National Graduate Academy for Mathematical and Statistical Sciences in April 2022.