R ggplot2 geom_path Error in FUN(X[[i]], …) object not found (2 Examples)
In this tutorial, I’ll explain how to reproduce and debug the “Error in FUN(X[[i]], …) : object not found” when using the geom_path function of the ggplot2 package in R programming.
The tutorial will consist of the following contents:
Here’s how to do it:
Example Data, Add-On Packages & Default Plot
The following data will be used as a basis for this R programming tutorial:
data <- data.frame(x = 1:6, # Create example data frame y = 1:3, group = rep(letters[1:3], each = 2)) data # Print example data frame
Table 1 visualizes the structure of our example data: It is composed of six rows and three columns.
We also need to install and load the ggplot2 package, to be able to use the corresponding functions.
install.packages("ggplot2") # Install & load ggplot2 package library("ggplot2")
Now, we can draw a ggplot2 plot of our data as follows:
ggp <- ggplot(data, # Create ggplot2 plot without path aes(x = x, y = y, col = group)) + geom_point() ggp # Draw ggplot2 plot without path
By executing the previous R programming syntax, we have plotted Figure 1, i.e. a ggplot2 scatterplot without a path.
Let’s specify the x- and y-axis coordinates for our path:
data_path <- data.frame(x_path = c(1, 3, 5), # Specify data for path y_path = c(3, 2, 3)) data_path # Print data for path
As shown in Table 2, the previous R code has created a new data set called data_path, which contains all the coordinates of our path.
Next, we would like to add this path on top of our plot using the geom_path function. However, this can lead to problems…
Example 1: Reproduce the Error in FUN(X[[i]], …) : object ‘group’ not found
In this example, I’ll show how to replicate the “Error in FUN(X[[i]], …) : object not found”.
Let’s assume that we want to add a path to our plot using the geom_path function. Then, we might try to do this as shown below:
ggp + # Trying to draw path geom_path(data = data_path, aes(x = x_path, y = y_path)) # Error in FUN(X[[i]], ...) : object 'group' not found
As you can see, the previous R code has returned the error message “Error in FUN(X[[i]], …) : object ‘group’ not found”. This is because the geom_path function searches for the group variable in our path data set.
Let’s solve this issue!
Example 2: Fix the Error in FUN(X[[i]], …) : object ‘group’ not found
In this example, I’ll show how to debug the “Error in FUN(X[[i]], …) : object not found”.
To accomplish this, we have to set the inherit.aes argument within the geom_path function to FALSE.
Consider the R syntax below:
ggp + # Drawing path properly geom_path(data = data_path, aes(x = x_path, y = y_path), inherit.aes = FALSE)
As shown in Figure 2, we have plotted a ggplot2 scatterplot with a path on top. No error messages are shown anymore.
Video & Further Resources
Have a look at the following video which I have published on my YouTube channel. In this tutorial, I give a detailed introduction to the ggplot2 Package and data visualization in R, structured in different sections with examples for beginners but also advanced users.
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Thank you so much! That sh*t has really pissed me off.
Great to hear that the tutorial helped you out! Thanks for the feedback!