# scale_size

##### Scales for area or radius

`scale_size`

scales area, `scale_radius`

scales radius. The size
aesthetic is most commonly used for points and text, and humans perceive
the area of points (not their radius), so this provides for optimal
perception. `scale_size_area`

ensures that a value of 0 is mapped
to a size of 0. `scale_size_binned`

is a binned version of `scale_size`

that
scales by area (but does not ensure 0 equals an area of zero). For a binned
equivalent of `scale_size_area`

use `scale_size_binned_area`

.

##### Usage

```
scale_size(
name = waiver(),
breaks = waiver(),
labels = waiver(),
limits = NULL,
range = c(1, 6),
trans = "identity",
guide = "legend"
)
```scale_radius(
name = waiver(),
breaks = waiver(),
labels = waiver(),
limits = NULL,
range = c(1, 6),
trans = "identity",
guide = "legend"
)

scale_size_binned(
name = waiver(),
breaks = waiver(),
labels = waiver(),
limits = NULL,
range = c(1, 6),
n.breaks = NULL,
nice.breaks = TRUE,
trans = "identity",
guide = "bins"
)

scale_size_area(..., max_size = 6)

scale_size_binned_area(..., max_size = 6)

##### Arguments

- name
The name of the scale. Used as the axis or legend title. If

`waiver()`

, the default, the name of the scale is taken from the first mapping used for that aesthetic. If`NULL`

, the legend title will be omitted.- breaks
One of:

`NULL`

for no breaks`waiver()`

for the default breaks computed by the transformation objectA numeric vector of positions

A function that takes the limits as input and returns breaks as output (e.g., a function returned by

`scales::extended_breaks()`

)

- labels
One of:

`NULL`

for no labels`waiver()`

for the default labels computed by the transformation objectA character vector giving labels (must be same length as

`breaks`

)A function that takes the breaks as input and returns labels as output

- limits
One of:

`NULL`

to use the default scale rangeA numeric vector of length two providing limits of the scale. Use

`NA`

to refer to the existing minimum or maximumA function that accepts the existing (automatic) limits and returns new limits Note that setting limits on positional scales will

**remove**data outside of the limits. If the purpose is to zoom, use the limit argument in the coordinate system (see`coord_cartesian()`

).

- range
a numeric vector of length 2 that specifies the minimum and maximum size of the plotting symbol after transformation.

- trans
For continuous scales, the name of a transformation object or the object itself. Built-in transformations include "asn", "atanh", "boxcox", "date", "exp", "hms", "identity", "log", "log10", "log1p", "log2", "logit", "modulus", "probability", "probit", "pseudo_log", "reciprocal", "reverse", "sqrt" and "time".

A transformation object bundles together a transform, its inverse, and methods for generating breaks and labels. Transformation objects are defined in the scales package, and are called

`<name>_trans`

(e.g.,`scales::boxcox_trans()`

). You can create your own transformation with`scales::trans_new()`

.- guide
A function used to create a guide or its name. See

`guides()`

for more information.- n.breaks
An integer guiding the number of major breaks. The algorithm may choose a slightly different number to ensure nice break labels. Will only have an effect if

`breaks = waiver()`

. Use`NULL`

to use the default number of breaks given by the transformation.- nice.breaks
Logical. Should breaks be attempted placed at nice values instead of exactly evenly spaced between the limits. If

`TRUE`

(default) the scale will ask the transformation object to create breaks, and this may result in a different number of breaks than requested. Ignored if breaks are given explicetly.- ...
Arguments passed on to

`continuous_scale`

`minor_breaks`

One of:

`NULL`

for no minor breaks`waiver()`

for the default breaks (one minor break between each major break)A numeric vector of positions

A function that given the limits returns a vector of minor breaks.

`oob`

One of:

Function that handles limits outside of the scale limits (out of bounds).

The default (

`scales::censor()`

) replaces out of bounds values with`NA`

.`scales::squish()`

for squishing out of bounds values into range.`scales::squish_infinite()`

for squishing infitite values into range.

`na.value`

Missing values will be replaced with this value.

`expand`

For position scales, a vector of range expansion constants used to add some padding around the data to ensure that they are placed some distance away from the axes. Use the convenience function

`expansion()`

to generate the values for the`expand`

argument. The defaults are to expand the scale by 5% on each side for continuous variables, and by 0.6 units on each side for discrete variables.`position`

For position scales, The position of the axis.

`left`

or`right`

for y axes,`top`

or`bottom`

for x axes.`super`

The super class to use for the constructed scale

- max_size
Size of largest points.

##### See Also

`scale_size_area()`

if you want 0 values to be mapped
to points with size 0.

##### Examples

```
# NOT RUN {
p <- ggplot(mpg, aes(displ, hwy, size = hwy)) +
geom_point()
p
p + scale_size("Highway mpg")
p + scale_size(range = c(0, 10))
# If you want zero value to have zero size, use scale_size_area:
p + scale_size_area()
# Binning can sometimes make it easier to match the scaled data to the legend
p + scale_size_binned()
# This is most useful when size is a count
ggplot(mpg, aes(class, cyl)) +
geom_count() +
scale_size_area()
# If you want to map size to radius (usually bad idea), use scale_radius
p + scale_radius()
# }
```

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