# Plot Only Text in R (2 Examples)

In this tutorial, I’ll show how to create a graphic that contains only text in the R programming language.

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Here’s how to do it.

## Example 1: Show Only Text in Base R Plot

This section illustrates how to add text to an empty plot using the basic features of the R programming language.

In the first step, we have to remove all white space around our plot using the par function and the mar argument:

`par(mar = c(0, 0, 0, 0)) # Remove white space around plot`

Next, we can use a combination of the plot and text functions to create a plot containing only some text:

```plot(x = 0:1, # Create empty plot y = 0:1, ann = F, bty = "n", type = "n", xaxt = "n", yaxt = "n") text(x = 0.5, # Add text to empty plot y = 0.5, "This is my first line of text!\nAnother line of text.\n(Created by Base R)", cex = 1.8)``` As shown in Figure 1, we have created a graph that consists only of text with the previous R programming code.

## Example 2: Show Only Text in ggplot2 Plot

As you have seen in Example 1, we can draw a plot with text only by using the basic installation of the R programming language.

However, an even easier solution is provided by the ggplot2 add-on package.

First, we have to install and load the ggplot2 package:

```install.packages("ggplot2") # Install ggplot2 package library("ggplot2") # Load ggplot2 package```

Next, we can use the ggplot and annotate functions to draw a plot with text only:

```ggplot() + # Draw ggplot2 plot with text only annotate("text", x = 1, y = 1, size = 8, label = "This is my first line of text!\nAnother line of text.\n(Created by ggplot2)") + theme_void()``` As shown in Figure 2, the previous R programming syntax has plotted a ggplot2 plot with text only.

## Video, Further Resources & Summary

Do you need more explanations on the R programming codes of this page? Then you could have a look at the following video of my YouTube channel. In the video, I’m explaining the R programming code of this tutorial.

Furthermore, you may read the other R programming posts on https://www.statisticsglobe.com/. You can find a selection of articles about topics such as ggplot2, text elements, and graphics in R below:

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