# coord_flip: Cartesian coordinates with x and y flipped In ggplot2: Create Elegant Data Visualisations Using the Grammar of Graphics

 coord_flip R Documentation

## Cartesian coordinates with x and y flipped

### Description

Flip cartesian coordinates so that horizontal becomes vertical, and vertical, horizontal. This is primarily useful for converting geoms and statistics which display y conditional on x, to x conditional on y.

### Usage

``````coord_flip(xlim = NULL, ylim = NULL, expand = TRUE, clip = "on")
``````

### Arguments

 `xlim, ylim` Limits for the x and y axes. `expand` If `TRUE`, the default, adds a small expansion factor to the limits to ensure that data and axes don't overlap. If `FALSE`, limits are taken exactly from the data or `xlim`/`ylim`. `clip` Should drawing be clipped to the extent of the plot panel? A setting of `"on"` (the default) means yes, and a setting of `"off"` means no. In most cases, the default of `"on"` should not be changed, as setting `clip = "off"` can cause unexpected results. It allows drawing of data points anywhere on the plot, including in the plot margins. If limits are set via `xlim` and `ylim` and some data points fall outside those limits, then those data points may show up in places such as the axes, the legend, the plot title, or the plot margins.

### Examples

``````# Very useful for creating boxplots, and other interval
# geoms in the horizontal instead of vertical position.

ggplot(diamonds, aes(cut, price)) +
geom_boxplot() +
coord_flip()

h <- ggplot(diamonds, aes(carat)) +
geom_histogram()
h
h + coord_flip()
h + coord_flip() + scale_x_reverse()

# You can also use it to flip line and area plots:
df <- data.frame(x = 1:5, y = (1:5) ^ 2)
ggplot(df, aes(x, y)) +
geom_area()
last_plot() + coord_flip()
``````

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