[R] GGplot 2 – cannot get histogram and box plot axis to match.
John W. Clow
jclow at umail.ucsb.edu
Fri Jul 26 23:08:26 CEST 2013
Dear Thierry,
Thank you for your help. My code now works the way I wanted it to.
To other readers out there, I think the reason why the two functions work differently is because extend_limits only ensures that the axis includes the coordinates supplied, and does not guarantee that limits will be the coordinates you supplied to the function (they might extend further in some graphs like the heatmap)
Thierry, if any of the above is wrong or incomplete, feel free to correct me or add more details.
John Clow
UCSB Student
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From: ONKELINX, Thierry [Thierry.ONKELINX at inbo.be]
Sent: Friday, July 26, 2013 1:03 AM
To: John W. Clow; r-help at r-project.org
Subject: RE: GGplot 2 – cannot get histogram and box plot axis to match.
Dear John,
Use xlim() and ylim() instead of expand_limits()
library(ggplot2)
#sample data from ggplot2
data(Cars93, package = "MASS")
dataSet <- Cars93
#variables to calculate the range to extend the axis dataVector <- unlist(dataSet[,"MPG.city"])
dataRange <- diff(range(dataSet$MPG.city))
graphRange <- c(min(dataSet$MPG.city) - dataRange/5,
max(dataSet$MPG.city) + dataRange/5)
#making the box plot
theBoxPlot <- ggplot(dataSet,aes_string(x = "MPG.city", y = "MPG.city"))
theBoxPlot <-
theBoxPlot + geom_boxplot() + coord_flip() + ylim(limits = graphRange)
print(theBoxPlot)
#making the histogram
thePlot <- ggplot(dataSet,aes_string(x = "MPG.city"))
thePlot <- thePlot + geom_histogram() + xlim(graphRange)
print(thePlot)
ir. Thierry Onkelinx
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Van: r-help-bounces at r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] Namens John W. Clow
Verzonden: donderdag 25 juli 2013 20:03
Aan: r-help at r-project.org
Onderwerp: [R] GGplot 2 – cannot get histogram and box plot axis to match.
Problem:
I am trying to get the histogram and box plot x axis to match. I’ve tried using the expand_limits function to make the axis match but that didn’t make the axis match. The histogram’s axis are still consistently larger than the ones for the box plot (though the function did help). Does anyone have a suggestion as to what I should do instead?
Background:
I am building a Shiny app that displays a histogram below a bar chart for a set of data that a user uploads to the app. If you want to see the app, go here http://spark.rstudio.com/jclow/Archive20130725HistogramApp/
To run the app, select “Use Sample Data” , then select “MPG.city” under choose a column, then finally select box plot.
Sample code:
Below is a snippet of my code to demonstrate the problems I have.
library(ggplot2)
#sample data from ggplot2
data(Cars93, package = "MASS")
dataSet <- Cars93
#variables to calculate the range to extend the axis dataVector <- unlist(dataSet[,"MPG.city"])
dataRange <- max(dataVector) - min(dataVector)
graphRange <- c(min(dataVector) - dataRange/5,
max(dataVector) + dataRange/5)
#making the box plot
theBoxPlot <- ggplot(dataSet,aes_string(x = "MPG.city",y = "MPG.city"))
theBoxPlot = theBoxPlot + geom_boxplot() + expand_limits(y= graphRange) + coord_flip()
print(theBoxPlot)
#making the histogram
thePlot <- ggplot(dataSet,aes_string(x = "MPG.city")) thePlot <-thePlot + geom_histogram() + expand_limits(x= graphRange)
print(thePlot)
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
John Clow
UCSB Student
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