A color-coded calendar can be a quick and easy way to see whether you’re achieving a daily goal. Did you meet a daily business metric like sales or social-media posts? Or, how are you doing with personal goals, like exercising every day? With one glance, you can get a feel for how you’ve been doing. It’s great for tracking those New Year’s resolutions—and a whole lot more.

R can help. For this example, I’ll create a calendar that tracks daily exercise—more specifically, whether you did cardio, did strength training, or rested each day.

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You need to get your data before you can visualize it. For simple manual data entry, I usually use Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. (As much of an R enthusiast as I am, R generally isn’t ideal for data entry.)

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