[R] ggplot question: changing the label for the Y axis on a histogram

Ista Zahn izahn at psych.rochester.edu
Mon Jul 25 20:01:39 CEST 2011

Hi Steven,
The basic example works:

qplot(rnorm(100)) + ylab("Bin Counts")

Please post a reproducible example that illustrates the problem you are having.


On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 1:40 PM, Steven Rytina, Prof.
<steven.rytina at mcgill.ca> wrote:
> Some help with how to re-label the vertical axis in a histogram  would be appreciated.
>                qplot(off.sc,weight=rel.freq,binwidth=.29,main="test Figure"+ylab("New from inside"))+ylab("New from outside")+
>                                                                xlab("off.sc\nAggregated frequency plots for 17 equal intervals.")
> The code produces a proper histogram. However, the y axis is labeled count
>                and this needs to be changed because the data is relative frequencies (sample proportions.)
> ylab() does not do the trick (in either position). Does anyone know what works?
>                Thanks
>                Steve Rytina, McGill University
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Ista Zahn
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University of Rochester
Department of Clinical and Social Psychology

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