Scales for shapes, aka glyphsSource:
scale_shape() maps discrete variables to six easily discernible shapes.
If you have more than six levels, you will get a warning message, and the
seventh and subsequent levels will not appear on the plot. Use
scale_shape_manual() to supply your own values. You can not map
a continuous variable to shape unless
scale_shape_binned() is used. Still,
as shape has no inherent order, this use is not advised.
Arguments passed on to
A palette function that when called with a single integer argument (the number of levels in the scale) returns the values that they should take (e.g.,
NULLto use the default scale values
A character vector that defines possible values of the scale and their order
A function that accepts the existing (automatic) values and returns new ones. Also accepts rlang lambda function notation.
Should unused factor levels be omitted from the scale? The default,
TRUE, uses the levels that appear in the data;
FALSEuses all the levels in the factor.
Unlike continuous scales, discrete scales can easily show missing values, and do so by default. If you want to remove missing values from a discrete scale, specify
na.translate = FALSE.
na.translate = TRUE, what aesthetic value should the missing values be displayed as? Does not apply to position scales where
NAis always placed at the far right.
The names of the aesthetics that this scale works with.
The name of the scale that should be used for error messages associated with this scale.
The name of the scale. Used as the axis or legend title. If
waiver(), the default, the name of the scale is taken from the first mapping used for that aesthetic. If
NULL, the legend title will be omitted.
NULLfor no labels
waiver()for the default labels computed by the transformation object
A character vector giving labels (must be same length as
An expression vector (must be the same length as breaks). See ?plotmath for details.
A function that takes the breaks as input and returns labels as output. Also accepts rlang lambda function notation.
A function used to create a guide or its name. See
guides()for more information.
The super class to use for the constructed scale
Should the shapes be solid,
TRUE, or hollow,
The documentation for differentiation related aesthetics.
Other shape scales:
set.seed(596) dsmall <- diamonds[sample(nrow(diamonds), 100), ] (d <- ggplot(dsmall, aes(carat, price)) + geom_point(aes(shape = cut))) #> Warning: Using shapes for an ordinal variable is not advised d + scale_shape(solid = TRUE) # the default d + scale_shape(solid = FALSE) d + scale_shape(name = "Cut of diamond") # To change order of levels, change order of # underlying factor levels(dsmall$cut) <- c("Fair", "Good", "Very Good", "Premium", "Ideal") # Need to recreate plot to pick up new data ggplot(dsmall, aes(price, carat)) + geom_point(aes(shape = cut)) #> Warning: Using shapes for an ordinal variable is not advised # Show a list of available shapes df_shapes <- data.frame(shape = 0:24) ggplot(df_shapes, aes(0, 0, shape = shape)) + geom_point(aes(shape = shape), size = 5, fill = 'red') + scale_shape_identity() + facet_wrap(~shape) + theme_void()