R/grouped_barchart.R

Defines functions grouped_barchart

Documented in grouped_barchart

#' Create a grouped barchart from data frame
#'
#' This is a very thin wrapper around ggplot2 for creating bar charts,
#' mainly because I find it difficult to remember stat=
#' identity", position="dodge" and otherpreferences.
#'
#' Graph format from the R Graphics Cookbook by Winston Chang.
#' Idea for using ggplot2 within another function from StackOverflow
#' http://stackoverflow.com/a/27462105/718150
#'
#' @param mydf A data frame
#' @param xcolnum integer Data frame column number you want on the x axis
#' @param ycolnum integer Data frame column you want on the y axis
#' @param fillcolnum integer Data frame column you want bars colored by
#' @param mytitle character string optional headline for graph
#'
#' @keywords ggplot2, bar chart
#' @import ggplot2
#' @export
#' @examples
#' # Initial graph from R Cookbook
#' # http://www.cookbook-r.com/Graphs/Bar_and_line_graphs_(ggplot2)/
#' dat1 <- data.frame(
#' sex = factor(c("Female","Female","Male","Male")),
#' time = factor(c("Lunch","Dinner","Lunch","Dinner"), levels=c("Lunch","Dinner")),
#' total_bill = c(13.53, 16.81, 16.24, 17.42)
#' )
#' grouped_barchart(dat1, 2, 3, 1, "Test graph")



grouped_barchart <- function(mydf, xcolnum, ycolnum, fillcolnum, mytitle=""){
  # graph format from the R Graphics Cookbook by Winston Chang
  # idea for using ggplot2 within another function from StackOverflow
  # http://stackoverflow.com/a/15323436/718150
  library(ggplot2)
  x <- names(mydf)[xcolnum]
  y <- names(mydf)[ycolnum]
  fill <- names(mydf)[fillcolnum]
  pgrouped <- ggplot(mydf,aes_string(x=x,y=y, fill=fill)) +
    geom_bar(position="dodge", stat="identity") +
    ggtitle(mytitle) +
    theme_minimal() +
    geom_text(aes_string(label=y), vjust=1.5, colour="white",
              position=position_dodge(.9), size=3)

  return(pgrouped)
}
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