Add Subscript & Superscript to Labels of ggplot2 Facet Plot in R (Example)
In this R tutorial you’ll learn how to draw labels with subscripts and superscripts in a ggplot2 facet plot.
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Exemplifying Data, Add-On Packages & Basic Plot
Consider the exemplifying data below:
data <- data.frame(x = 1:4, # Create example data frame y = 1:4, facets = c("AAA^15", "BBB", "CCC^2", "DDD^EEE")) data # Print example data frame
Table 1 shows the structure of our example data: It consists of four rows and three columns.
In order to draw our data with the ggplot2 package, we also need to install and load ggplot2 to RStudio:
install.packages("ggplot2") # Install & load ggplot2 library("ggplot2")
As a next step, we can plot our data in a facet plot using the facet_wrap function:
ggplot(data, aes(x, y)) + # Draw facet plot without subscript/superscript geom_point() + facet_wrap(facets ~ .)
By executing the previous R syntax, we have created Figure 1, i.e. a facet plot. As you can see, this facet plot does not contain any subscripts and superscripts yet.
Example: Add Subscripts & Superscripts to Labels of ggplot2 Facet Plot Using labeller Argument
The following code explains how to add labels to a facet plot that contain subscripts and superscripts.
To accomplish this, we have to set the labeller argument within the facet_wrap function to be equal to label_parsed:
ggplot(data, aes(x, y)) + # Draw facet plot with subscript/superscript geom_point() + facet_wrap(facets ~ ., labeller = label_parsed)
By executing the previous syntax, we have created Figure 2, i.e. a new facet plot where the labels contain subscripts and superscripts.
Video, Further Resources & Summary
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