[R] facet_wrap(nrow) ignored
Ivan Calandra
c@|@ndr@ @end|ng |rom rgzm@de
Thu Sep 10 13:53:20 CEST 2020
Thank you Ulrik for the suggestions.
I was thinking of a similar approach using a nested patchwork (which
would be easier for me).
It's just a shame that it is not possible to force a number of rows.
It's good that ggplot2 tries to do things in the most "appropriate" way,
but at some point, when the user decides it needs to have 5 rows, then
ggplot2 should listen, potentially issuing a warning like "the number of
rows specified is not appropriate, consider other values instead (e.g. 2)".
Best,
Ivan
PS: our email server is having troubles today, so I have not received
any other R-related emails. Are there few today or is it just me? There
might even be more answers to my question...
--
Dr. Ivan Calandra
TraCEr, laboratory for Traceology and Controlled Experiments
MONREPOS Archaeological Research Centre and
Museum for Human Behavioural Evolution
Schloss Monrepos
56567 Neuwied, Germany
+49 (0) 2631 9772-243
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ivan_Calandra
On 10/09/2020 11:54, Ulrik Stervbo wrote:
> Dear Ivan,
>
> I don't think it is possible to force a number of rows - but I'm
> honestly just guessing.
>
> What you can do is to add an empty plot. Here I use cowplot, but
> gridExtra should also work well.
>
> I add an indication of the row number for the plot to the initial
> data.frame, and loop over these.
>
> In the first variant, I add an unused factor to the grp which creates
> an empty facet. I personally think this looks a little confusing, so
> in the second variant, I add a number of empty plots.
>
> HTH
> Ulrik
>
> ```
> mydf <- data.frame(
> grp = rep(letters[1:6], each = 15),
> cat = rep(1:3, 30),
> var = rnorm(90),
> row_num = rep(c(1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5), each = 15)
> )
>
> s_mydf <- split(mydf, mydf$row_num)
>
> plots_mydf <- lapply(s_mydf, function(x){
> # Ensure no unused factors
> x$grp <- droplevels.factor(x$grp)
> if(length(unique(x$grp)) == 1){
> x$grp <- factor(x$grp, levels = c(unique(x$grp), ""))
> }
> ggplot(data = x, aes(x = cat, y = var)) + geom_point() +
> facet_wrap(~grp, drop=FALSE)
> })
>
> cowplot::plot_grid(plotlist = plots_mydf, nrow = 5)
>
> # Maybe more elegant output
> plots_mydf <- lapply(s_mydf, function(x, ncol = 2){
> # Ensure no unused factors
> x$grp <- droplevels.factor(x$grp)
> x <- split(x, x$grp)
>
> p <- lapply(x, function(x){
> ggplot(data = x, aes(x = cat, y = var)) + geom_point() +
> facet_wrap(~grp)
> })
>
> if(length(p) < ncol){
> pe <- rep(list(ggplot() + theme_void()), ncol - length(p))
> p <- c(p, pe)
> }
> cowplot::plot_grid(plotlist = p, ncol = ncol)
> })
>
> cowplot::plot_grid(plotlist = plots_mydf, ncol = 1)
>
> # Or if you prefer not to split the plots on the same row
> plots_mydf <- lapply(s_mydf, function(x, ncol = 2){
>
> p <- list(ggplot(data = x, aes(x = cat, y = var)) + geom_point() +
> facet_wrap(~grp))
>
> if(length(unique(x$grp)) < ncol){
> pe <- rep(list(ggplot() + theme_void()), ncol - length(p))
> p <- c(p, pe)
> }else{
> ncol <- 1
> }
> cowplot::plot_grid(plotlist = p, ncol = ncol)
> })
>
> cowplot::plot_grid(plotlist = plots_mydf, ncol = 1)
>
> ```
>
> On 2020-09-09 17:30, Ivan Calandra wrote:
>> Dear useRs,
>>
>> I have an issue with the argument nrow of ggplot2::facet_wrap().
>>
>> Let's consider some sample data:
>> mydf <- data.frame(grp = rep(letters[1:6], each = 15), cat = rep(1:3,
>> 30), var = rnorm(90))
>>
>> And let's try to plot with 5 rows:
>> library(ggplot2)
>> ggplot(data = mydf, aes(x = cat, y = var)) + geom_point() +
>> facet_wrap(~grp, nrow = 5)
>> It plots 2 rows and 3 columns rather than 5 rows and 2 columns as
>> wanted.
>>
>> These plots are as expected:
>> ggplot(data = mydf, aes(x = cat, y = var)) + geom_point() +
>> facet_wrap(~grp, nrow = 2)
>> ggplot(data = mydf, aes(x = cat, y = var)) + geom_point() +
>> facet_wrap(~grp, nrow = 6)
>>
>> My guess is that 5 rows is not ideal for 6 facets (5 facets in 1st
>> column and only 1 facet for 2nd column) so it overrides the value of
>> nrow. In the case of 2 or 6 rows, the facets are well distributed in the
>> layout.
>>
>> The reason why I need 5 rows with 6 facets is that this facet plot is
>> part of a patchwork and I would like to have the same number of rows for
>> all facet plots of the patchwork (so that they all align well).
>>
>> Is there a way to force the number of rows in the facet_wrap()?
>>
>> Thank you in advance.
>> Best,
>> Ivan
>>
>> --
>>
>>
>> --
>> Dr. Ivan Calandra
>> TraCEr, laboratory for Traceology and Controlled Experiments
>> MONREPOS Archaeological Research Centre and
>> Museum for Human Behavioural Evolution
>> Schloss Monrepos
>> 56567 Neuwied, Germany
>> +49 (0) 2631 9772-243
>> https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ivan_Calandra
>>
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