Adjust position by dodging overlaps to the side.

Usage

position_dodge(width = NULL)

Arguments

width
Dodging width, when different to the width of the individual elements. This is useful when you want to align narrow geoms with wider geoms. See the examples for a use case.

Description

Adjust position by dodging overlaps to the side.

Examples

ggplot(mtcars, aes(factor(cyl), fill = factor(vs))) + geom_bar(position = "dodge")

ggplot(diamonds, aes(price, fill = cut)) + geom_histogram(position="dodge")
`stat_bin()` using `bins = 30`. Pick better value with `binwidth`.

# see ?geom_boxplot and ?geom_bar for more examples # To dodge items with different widths, you need to be explicit df <- data.frame(x=c("a","a","b","b"), y=2:5, g = rep(1:2, 2)) p <- ggplot(df, aes(x, y, group = g)) + geom_bar( stat = "identity", position = "dodge", fill = "grey50", colour = "black" ) p

# A line range has no width: p + geom_linerange(aes(ymin = y-1, ymax = y+1), position = "dodge")
Warning message: Width not defined. Set with `position_dodge(width = ?)`

# You need to explicitly specify the width for dodging p + geom_linerange(aes(ymin = y-1, ymax = y+1), position = position_dodge(width = 0.9))

# Similarly with error bars: p + geom_errorbar(aes(ymin = y-1, ymax = y+1), width = 0.2, position = "dodge")

p + geom_errorbar(aes(ymin = y-1, ymax = y+1, width = 0.2), position = position_dodge(width = 0.90))