ggplot2 themes

Usage

theme_grey(base_size = 11, base_family = "")
theme_gray(base_size = 11, base_family = "")
theme_bw(base_size = 12, base_family = "")
theme_linedraw(base_size = 12, base_family = "")
theme_light(base_size = 12, base_family = "")
theme_minimal(base_size = 12, base_family = "")
theme_classic(base_size = 12, base_family = "")
theme_dark(base_size = 12, base_family = "")
theme_void(base_size = 12, base_family = "")

Arguments

base_size
base font size
base_family
base font family

Description

Themes set the general aspect of the plot such as the colour of the background, gridlines, the size and colour of fonts.

Details

theme_gray
The signature ggplot2 theme with a grey background and white gridlines, designed to put the data forward yet make comparisons easy.

theme_bw
The classic dark-on-light ggplot2 theme. May work better for presentations displayed with a projector.

theme_linedraw
A theme with only black lines of various widths on white backgrounds, reminiscent of a line drawings. Serves a purpose similar to theme_bw. Note that this theme has some very thin lines (<< 1 pt) which some journals may refuse.

theme_light
A theme similar to theme_linedraw but with light grey lines and axes, to direct more attention towards the data.

theme_dark
The dark cousin of theme_light, with similar line sizes but a dark background. Useful to make thin coloured lines pop out.

theme_minimal
A minimalistic theme with no background annotations.

theme_classic
A classic-looking theme, with x and y axis lines and no gridlines.

theme_void
A completely empty theme.

Examples

p <- ggplot(mtcars) + geom_point(aes(x = wt, y = mpg, colour=factor(gear))) + facet_wrap(~am) p

p + theme_gray()

p + theme_bw()

p + theme_linedraw()

p + theme_light()

p + theme_dark()

p + theme_minimal()

p + theme_classic()

p + theme_void()