# ggtree version of plotTree

PLOTTING TREES + DATA is difficult. @DrKatHolt developed plotTree (R and Python scripts) to visualize associated data with trees, e.g. heatmap, horizontal bar etc.

I reproduced the examples presented in the plotTree repo using ggtree. Source code is freely available in https://github.com/GuangchuangYu/plotTree-ggtree.

Here are the outputs produced by ggtree:

### Curated genes, coloured

It can be very easy to produce a circular/fan layout version, and the tree was used to generate the ggtree hex sticker.

### General solution with facet_plot

ggtree provide the facet_plot function which can be used to associate different types of data to the tree. With ggtree we can associate more data (can be different types) and combine them freely.

G Yu, DK Smith, H Zhu, Y Guan, TTY Lam*. ggtree: an R package for visualization and annotation of phylogenetic trees with their covariates and other associated data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1111/2041-210X.12628.