[R] ggplot2: histogram with proportions (or %)

ONKELINX, Thierry Thierry.ONKELINX at inbo.be
Thu Oct 30 09:49:55 CET 2008

Dear Bernd,

AFAIK you can only get counts, densitys, counts scale to a maximum of 1
and likewise densitys. But you can alter the labels on the scales

dataset <- data.frame(x = rnorm(1000))
ggplot(dataset, aes(x = x)) + stat_bin(aes(y = ..ncount..))
ggplot(dataset, aes(x = x)) + geom_histogram() +
scale_y_continuous(breaks = seq(0, 90, by = 10), labels = paste(seq(0,
90, by = 10) / 1000, "%", sep = ""))



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Namens Bernd Weiss
Verzonden: donderdag 30 oktober 2008 9:31
Aan: r-help op r-project.org
Onderwerp: [R] ggplot2: histogram with proportions (or %)

Dear all (Hadley, Thierry :-),

I was wondering how to force ggplot/qplot(... geom="histogram") to plot 
proportions (or %) instead of counts/densities.

Thanks for your help,


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