# expand_scale

From ggplot2 v3.0.0
by Hadley Wickham

##### Generate expansion vector for scales.

This is a convenience function for generating scale expansion vectors
for the `expand`

argument of
`scale_*_continuous`

and
`scale_*_discrete`

.
The expansions vectors are used to add some space between
the data and the axes.

##### Usage

`expand_scale(mult = 0, add = 0)`

##### Arguments

- mult
vector of multiplicative range expansion factors. If length 1, both the lower and upper limits of the scale are expanded outwards by

`mult`

. If length 2, the lower limit is expanded by`mult[1]`

and the upper limit by`mult[2]`

.- add
vector of additive range expansion constants. If length 1, both the lower and upper limits of the scale are expanded outwards by

`add`

units. If length 2, the lower limit is expanded by`add[1]`

and the upper limit by`add[2]`

.

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
# No space below the bars but 10% above them
ggplot(mtcars) +
geom_bar(aes(x = factor(cyl))) +
scale_y_continuous(expand = expand_scale(mult = c(0, .1)))
# Add 2 units of space on the left and right of the data
ggplot(subset(diamonds, carat > 2), aes(cut, clarity)) +
geom_jitter() +
scale_x_discrete(expand = expand_scale(add = 2))
# Reproduce the default range expansion used
# when the <U+2018>expand<U+2019> argument is not specified
ggplot(subset(diamonds, carat > 2), aes(cut, price)) +
geom_jitter() +
scale_x_discrete(expand = expand_scale(add = .6)) +
scale_y_continuous(expand = expand_scale(mult = .05))
# }
```

*Documentation reproduced from package ggplot2, version 3.0.0, License: GPL-2 | file LICENSE*

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