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Create a new layer

A layer is a combination of data, stat and geom with a potential position adjustment. Usually layers are created using geom_* or stat_* calls but it can also be created directly using this function.

Keywords
internal
Usage
layer(geom = NULL, stat = NULL, data = NULL, mapping = NULL,
  position = NULL, params = list(), inherit.aes = TRUE,
  check.aes = TRUE, check.param = TRUE, show.legend = NA)
Arguments
geom

The geometric object to use display the data

stat

The statistical transformation to use on the data for this layer, as a string.

data

The data to be displayed in this layer. There are three options:

If NULL, the default, the data is inherited from the plot data as specified in the call to ggplot().

A data.frame, or other object, will override the plot data. All objects will be fortified to produce a data frame. See fortify() for which variables will be created.

A function will 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.

mapping

Set of aesthetic mappings created by aes() or 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 mapping if there is no plot mapping.

position

Position adjustment, either as a string, or the result of a call to a position adjustment function.

params

Additional parameters to the geom and stat.

inherit.aes

If 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. borders().

check.aes, check.param

If TRUE, the default, will check that supplied parameters and aesthetics are understood by the geom or stat. Use FALSE to suppress the checks.

show.legend

logical. Should this layer be included in the legends? NA, the default, includes if any aesthetics are mapped. FALSE never includes, and TRUE always includes. It can also be a named logical vector to finely select the aesthetics to display.

Aliases
  • layer
Examples
# NOT RUN {
# geom calls are just a short cut for layer
ggplot(mpg, aes(displ, hwy)) + geom_point()
# shortcut for
ggplot(mpg, aes(displ, hwy)) +
  layer(geom = "point", stat = "identity", position = "identity",
    params = list(na.rm = FALSE)
  )

# use a function as data to plot a subset of global data
ggplot(mpg, aes(displ, hwy)) +
  layer(geom = "point", stat = "identity", position = "identity",
    data = head, params = list(na.rm = FALSE)
  )

# }
Documentation reproduced from package ggplot2, version 3.1.0, License: GPL-2 | file LICENSE

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