2d contours of a 3d surface
ggplot2 can not draw true 3d surfaces, but you can use
geom_tile to visualise 3d surfaces in 2d. To be a valid
surface, the data must contain only a single row for each unique combination
of the variables mapped to the
y aesthetics. Contouring
tends to work best when
y form a (roughly) evenly
spaced grid. If you data is not evenly spaced, you may want to interpolate
to a grid before visualising.
geom_contour(mapping = NULL, data = NULL, stat = "contour", position = "identity", ..., lineend = "butt", linejoin = "round", linemitre = 1, na.rm = FALSE, show.legend = NA, inherit.aes = TRUE)stat_contour(mapping = NULL, data = NULL, geom = "contour", position = "identity", ..., na.rm = FALSE, show.legend = NA, inherit.aes = TRUE)
- Set of aesthetic mappings created by
aes_. If specified and
inherit.aes = TRUE(the default), it is combined with the default mapping at the top level of the plot. You must supply
mappingif there is no plot mapping.
- The data to be displayed in this layer. There are three
NULL, the default, the data is inherited from the plot data as specified in the call to
data.frame, or other object, will override the plot data. All objects will be fortified to produce a data frame. See
fortifyfor which variables will be created.
functionwill be called with a single argument, the plot data. The return value must be a
data.frame., and will be used as the layer data.
- The statistical transformation to use on the data for this layer, as a string.
- Position adjustment, either as a string, or the result of a call to a position adjustment function.
- other arguments passed on to
layer. These are often aesthetics, used to set an aesthetic to a fixed value, like
color = "red"or
size = 3. They may also be parameters to the paired geom/stat.
- Line end style (round, butt, square)
- Line join style (round, mitre, bevel)
- Line mitre limit (number greater than 1)
FALSE, the default, missing values are removed with a warning. If
TRUE, missing values are silently removed.
- logical. Should this layer be included in the legends?
NA, the default, includes if any aesthetics are mapped.
FALSEnever includes, and
FALSE, overrides the default aesthetics, rather than combining with them. This is most useful for helper functions that define both data and aesthetics and shouldn't inherit behaviour from the default plot specification, e.g.
- The geometric object to use display the data
geom_density_2d: 2d density contours
#' # Basic plot v <- ggplot(faithfuld, aes(waiting, eruptions, z = density)) v + geom_contour() # Or compute from raw data ggplot(faithful, aes(waiting, eruptions)) + geom_density_2d() # Setting bins creates evenly spaced contours in the range of the data v + geom_contour(bins = 2) v + geom_contour(bins = 10) # Setting binwidth does the same thing, parameterised by the distance # between contours v + geom_contour(binwidth = 0.01) v + geom_contour(binwidth = 0.001) # Other parameters v + geom_contour(aes(colour = ..level..)) v + geom_contour(colour = "red") v + geom_raster(aes(fill = density)) + geom_contour(colour = "white")