This function builds all grobs necessary for displaying the plot, and stores them in a special data structure called a gtable(). This object is amenable to programmatic manipulation, should you want to (e.g.) make the legend box 2 cm wide, or combine multiple plots into a single display, preserving aspect ratios across the plots.




plot data generated by ggplot_build()


a gtable() object

See also

print.ggplot() and benchplot() for for functions that contain the complete set of steps for generating a ggplot2 plot.