Modifying the appearance of text in an R figure with ggplot2's theme function (CC147)

September 20, 2021 • PD Schloss • 1 min read

Ever wonder how to change the appearance of the text in a figure generated in R? This is your video! Pat will use the labs and theme functions from ggplot2 and show you everything you’d ever want to know about formatting the titles and axis labels of your figures using element_text, element_markdown, and element_textbox_simple. The data depict the percentage of people in 15 countries who would be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as of August and October of 2020.

Pat uses functions from the tidyverse including the element_text, element_markdown, and element_textbox_simple functions from the ggplot2 and ggtext packages in #RStudio.

Code

You can browse the state of the demo at the

Data

The august_october_2020.csv data is available in the GitHub repository.

X.1,Total Agree - August 2020,Total Agree - October 2020
Total,77,73
India,87,87
China,97,85
South Korea,84,83
Brazil,88,81
Australia,88,79
United Kingdom,85,79
Mexico,75,78
Canada,76,76
Germany,67,69
Japan,75,69
South Africa,64,68
Italy,67,65
Spain,72,64
United States,67,64
France,59,54
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