ggplot() initializes a ggplot object. It can be used to declare the input spectral object for a graphic and to optionally specify the set of plot aesthetics intended to be common throughout all subsequent layers unless specifically overridden.

# S3 method for ts
ggplot(data, mapping = NULL, ..., time.resolution = "day",
  as.numeric = TRUE, environment = parent.frame())

# S3 method for xts
ggplot(data, mapping = NULL, ..., time.resolution = "day",
  as.numeric = TRUE, environment = parent.frame())

Arguments

data

Default spectrum dataset to use for plot. If not a spectrum, the methods used will be those defined in package ggplot2. See ggplot. If not specified, must be suppled in each layer added to the plot.

mapping

Default list of aesthetic mappings to use for plot. If not specified, in the case of spectral objects, a default mapping will be used.

...

Other arguments passed on to methods. Not currently used.

time.resolution

character The time unit to which the returned time values will be rounded.

as.numeric

logical If TRUE convert time to numeric, expressed as fractional calendar years.

environment

If an variable defined in the aesthetic mapping is not found in the data, ggplot will look for it in this environment. It defaults to using the environment in which ggplot() is called.

Details

ggplot() is typically used to construct a plot incrementally, using the + operator to add layers to the existing ggplot object. This is advantageous in that the code is explicit about which layers are added and the order in which they are added. For complex graphics with multiple layers, initialization with ggplot is recommended.

There are three common ways to invoke ggplot:

  • ggplot(ts, aes(x, y, <other aesthetics>))

  • ggplot(ts)

The first method is recommended if all layers use the same data and the same set of aesthetics, although this method can also be used to add a layer using data from another data frame. See the first example below. The second method specifies the default spectrum object to use for the plot, and the units to be used for y in the plot, but no aesthetics are defined up front. This is useful when one data frame is used predominantly as layers are added, but the aesthetics may vary from one layer to another. The third method specifies the default spectrum object to use for the plot, but no aesthetics are defined up front. This is useful when one spectrum is used predominantly as layers are added, but the aesthetics may vary from one layer to another.

Note

Current implementation does not merge default mapping with user supplied mapping. If user supplies a mapping, it is used as is. To add to the default mapping, aes() can be used by itself to compose the ggplot.

Examples

library(ggplot2) ggplot(lynx) + geom_line()