[R] Suppressing the labelling of tick marks on ggplot2
jwiley.psych at gmail.com
Sat Jul 9 17:45:18 CEST 2011
You can use scale_x_discrete() to manually set the locations of the
ticks (the "breaks" argument) and what they are labeled with (the
"labels" argument). If you want a third of the the ids (or so) you
could do something like:
breaks = factor(bb.res.math$id.bb)[seq(1, length(bb.res.math$id.bb), by = 3)]
and just change the sequence to skip as many as you want. Of course,
you can fully customize it and manually pick each and every id if you
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On Sat, Jul 9, 2011 at 7:12 AM, Christopher Desjardins <desja004 at umn.edu> wrote:
> I have the follow ggplot2 code I am running:
> ggplot(data=bb.res.math,aes(x=factor(id.bb),y=bb.math.comb,fill=BB)) + geom_bar() + facet_grid(BB~.) + scale_fill_brewer(pal="Set1") + ylab("Average Student Residual (Math)") + xlab("Student ID")
> The number of unique id.bb is 2207 and so my X-axis has a couple of thousands, indistinguishable tick marks that correspond to each id. I am wondering if there is a way to suppress these tick marks?
> Here is some test data:
> id.bb bb.res.m bb.math.comb BB
> 1 2900 1 -3.0032235 BB
> 2 2904 1 -1.8758770 BB
> 3 3469 1 0.8182852 BB
> 4 4213 1 -2.0660215 Not BB
> 5 4215 1 -4.8622086 BB
> 6 4395 1 0.8873996 Not BB
>> ggplot(data=test,aes(x=factor(id.bb),y=bb.math.comb,fill=BB)) + geom_bar() + facet_grid(BB~.) + scale_fill_brewer(pal="Set1") + ylab("Average Student Residual (Math)") + xlab("Student ID")
> Gives the following graph:
> I'd like to prevent "2900", "2904", "3469", etc. from showing up on the X-axis.
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