Re: [R] ggplot: Axis lines

From: Pedro de Barros <>
Date: Tue, 08 Apr 2008 10:07:36 +0100

Hi Hadley,

Thanks. I did this already, indeed, but the issue is that then I get a gTree object, not a ggplot object (I believe the option of building all objects off-screen and then printing the plot in whichever device we choose is the best option. That is indeed why I like your ggplot concept so much). I can live with that, of course, but there is a more fundamental issue here: why do axes have only ticks, and labels, and not line, as slots/children? (I know it is also the underlying option in grid, but I cannot see the logic behind that...).

At 04:29 2008/04/08, hadley wickham wrote:
>Hi Pedro,
> > I am trying to print some simple ggplot plots, but I would like to
> > have no gridlines, and no border.
> > I have achieved this using ggopt(grid.lines='NA', border.lines='NA').
> >
> > However, this also clears the axis lines, and reading the help, it
> > looks like the "axis" objects have only two slots, "label" and "ticks".
> >
> > How can I get rid of gridlines and border, and still keep the axis lines?
>There's no built in way to do this at the moment. However you can
>always modify the underlying grid objects - see the last chapter of
>the ggplot2 book.
> mailing list PLEASE do read the posting guide and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code. Received on Tue 08 Apr 2008 - 09:09:48 GMT

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