Create an annotation layer.
This function adds geoms to a plot. Unlike typical a geom function, the properties of the geoms are not mapped from variables of a data frame, but are instead in as vectors. This is useful for adding small annotations (such as text labels) or if you have your data in vectors, and for some reason don't want to put them in a data frame.
annotate(geom, x = NULL, y = NULL, xmin = NULL, xmax = NULL, ymin = NULL, ymax = NULL, ...)
- name of geom to use for annotation
- positionining aesthetics - you must specify at least one of these.
- other aesthetics. These are not scaled so you
can do (e.g.)
colour = "red"to get a red point.
Note that all position aesthetics are scaled (i.e. they will expand the limits of the plot so they are visible), but all other aesthetics are set. This means that layers created with this function will never affect the legend.
p <- ggplot(mtcars, aes(x = wt, y = mpg)) + geom_point() p + annotate("text", x = 4, y = 25, label = "Some text") p + annotate("text", x = 2:5, y = 25, label = "Some text") p + annotate("rect", xmin = 3, xmax = 4.2, ymin = 12, ymax = 21, alpha = .2) p + annotate("segment", x = 2.5, xend = 4, y = 15, yend = 25, colour = "blue") p + annotate("pointrange", x = 3.5, y = 20, ymin = 12, ymax = 28, colour = "red", size = 1.5) p + annotate("text", x = 2:3, y = 20:21, label = c("my label", "label 2"))