[R] multiple plots - editing ggplot2 plot

hadley wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Tue Sep 30 16:35:12 CEST 2008

On Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 10:20 AM, Pedro Barros <pedro.barros at fao.org> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am trying to build a composite plot, with multiple categories, using
> ggplot2.
> In principle, it could be done using facetting, but I do not seem to be able
> to get past the defaults, so I try building each plot separately, then
> putting them all together using frameGrob and placeGrob.
> For this, I need to know how to:
> 1) format the legend with a different layout (e.g 2 rows by 2 columns,
> rather than using the vertical orientation only;
> 2) draw the numbers on top of the bars (the issue is locating the bars, of
> course);
> 3) extract the definition of the axes (scales, with breaks and labels) from
> the individual plots
> I am attaching an image describing what I would like to achieve. The quality
> is low, to avoid consuming too much of your bandwidth.
> I would appreciate any pointers.
> Thanks,
> Pedro http://www.nabble.com/file/p19703615/MultiPlotDesign.jpg

Could you post the data that you are using?  You should be able to do
most of that without any customisation of ggplot2.



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