[R] Problem using ggplot2 with the legend of a stacked bar chart
john.archie.mckown at gmail.com
Fri Jul 25 16:03:20 CEST 2014
Never mind. I had to specify the label in the "labs=()" portion of the
ggplot(). Why, if I'm going to "get it", do I "get it" only _after_ I
On Fri, Jul 25, 2014 at 8:07 AM, John McKown
<john.archie.mckown at gmail.com> wrote:
> I am creating two graphs using ggplot2. The graphs are of the same
> data. One is a stacked bar chart. The other is a line graph. The code
> is below.
> MSU_graph_m1 <- ggplot(cpprdald2_m1,aes(x=Int_Start,
> # color=System_alias,
> theme(plot.title = element_text(size = rel(3),
> vjust=1, face="bold"),
> panel.grid.major = element_line(color="black",size=1),
> panel.grid.minor = element_line(color="black",size=1),
> legend.text = element_text(size=rel(1.5)),
> axis.line = element_line(size=3, color="black"),
> axis.text = element_text(angle=90, size=rel(0.9)),
> axis.title = element_text(size = rel(2)),
> axis.ticks = element_line(color="black")) +
> labs(x="Date and Time",y="MSUs",title=title)+
> scale_x_datetime(breaks = date_breaks('1 day'),
> minor_breaks=date_breaks('1 hour'), labels=date_format("%b %d
> %H:%M")) +
> scale_y_continuous(breaks = seq(0,LicPrLsys4HMSU_max,5L)) +
> scale_fill_manual(values=c("yellow","blue")) ;
> MSU_graph_m1b <- MSU_graph_m1+geom_bar(size=0.7,stat="identity");
> MSU_graph_m1l <- MSU_graph_m1+geom_line(size=1.5);
> Now, if I use the "color=System_alias", the legend shows up where I
> want: on the top, with the horizontal orientation, and labelled
> "LPARs". But I want the order reversed. Which I can't see how to do
> using this method. So I added the "guides=(fill..." line to reverse
> the legend. But now the legend is on the right, vertically oriented,
> and labelled "System_alias" (the variable name).
> I now have eye strain from looking at the vignettes and in the book "R
> Graphics Cookbook" and just can't figure out a way to get what I want.
> Now, using Rstudio, I examined what is in MSU_graph_m1. And saw a
> variable called "labels". This is a list containing more variables.
> Once of which is called "colour". That variable has the value of
> "System_alias". I found that if I set it to the value of "LPARs", then
> the legend has the proper title. But I don't like doing this sort of
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