position_nudge: Nudge points a fixed distance

Description Usage Arguments See Also Examples

Description

position_nudge is generally useful for adjusting the position of items on discrete scales by a small amount. Nudging is built in to geom_text because it's so useful for moving labels a small distance from what they're labelling.

Usage

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position_nudge(x = 0, y = 0)

Arguments

x, y

Amount of vertical and horizontal distance to move.

See Also

Other position adjustments: position_dodge, position_identity, position_jitterdodge, position_jitter, position_stack

Examples

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df <- data.frame(
  x = c(1,3,2,5),
  y = c("a","c","d","c")
)

ggplot(df, aes(x, y)) +
  geom_point() +
  geom_text(aes(label = y))

ggplot(df, aes(x, y)) +
  geom_point() +
  geom_text(aes(label = y), position = position_nudge(y = -0.1))

# Or, in brief
ggplot(df, aes(x, y)) +
  geom_point() +
  geom_text(aes(label = y), nudge_y = -0.1)


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