Single line segments.

Usage

geom_segment(mapping = NULL, data = NULL, stat = "identity", position = "identity",
  arrow = NULL, lineend = "butt", na.rm = FALSE, ...)

Arguments

arrow
specification for arrow heads, as created by arrow()
lineend
Line end style (round, butt, square)
mapping
The aesthetic mapping, usually constructed with aes or aes_string. Only needs to be set at the layer level if you are overriding the plot defaults.
data
A layer specific dataset - only needed if you want to override the plot defaults.
stat
The statistical transformation to use on the data for this layer.
position
The position adjustment to use for overlappling points on this layer
na.rm
If FALSE (the default), removes missing values with a warning. If TRUE silently removes missing values.
...
other arguments passed on to layer. This can include aesthetics whose values you want to set, not map. See layer for more details.

Description

Single line segments.

Aesthetics

geom_segment understands the following aesthetics (required aesthetics are in bold):

  • x
  • xend
  • y
  • yend
  • alpha
  • colour
  • linetype
  • size

Examples

library(grid) # needed for arrow function p <- ggplot(seals, aes(x = long, y = lat)) (p <- p + geom_segment(aes(xend = long + delta_long, yend = lat + delta_lat), arrow = arrow(length = unit(0.1,"cm"))))

if (require("maps")) { xlim <- range(seals$long) ylim <- range(seals$lat) usamap <- data.frame(map("world", xlim = xlim, ylim = ylim, plot = FALSE)[c("x","y")]) usamap <- rbind(usamap, NA, data.frame(map('state', xlim = xlim, ylim = ylim, plot = FALSE)[c("x","y")])) names(usamap) <- c("long", "lat") p + geom_path(data = usamap) + scale_x_continuous(limits = xlim) }
Warning message: Removed 21 rows containing missing values (geom_segment).

# You can also use geom_segment to recreate plot(type = "h") : counts <- as.data.frame(table(x = rpois(100,5))) counts$x <- as.numeric(as.character(counts$x)) with(counts, plot(x, Freq, type = "h", lwd = 10))

qplot(x, Freq, data = counts, geom = "segment", yend = 0, xend = x, size = I(10))

# Adding line segments library(grid) # needed for arrow function b <- ggplot(mtcars, aes(wt, mpg)) + geom_point() b + geom_segment(aes(x = 2, y = 15, xend = 2, yend = 25))

b + geom_segment(aes(x = 2, y = 15, xend = 3, yend = 15))

b + geom_segment(aes(x = 5, y = 30, xend = 3.5, yend = 25), arrow = arrow(length = unit(0.5, "cm")))

See also

geom_path and geom_line for multi- segment lines and paths.