1. Introduction

ggstar provides geoms for ggplot2 to create more easily discernible shapes:

geom_star

p1 <- show_starshapes()
p1

And the default is: c(1, 2, 9, 4, 3, 5, 6, 11, 12)[seq_len(n)]. n is the number of shapes you want to use.

2. Install

ggstar has been submitted on CRAN, you can use the following to install it.

# Release
install.packages("ggstar")

# Or for devel
if(!requireNamespace("remotes", quietly=TRUE)){
    install.packages("remotes")
}
remotes::install_github("xiangpin/ggstar")

3. Usage

geom_star is similar to geom_point of ggplot2. The difference point is geom_star use starshape to mapping the starshapes. The another is geom_star use scale_starshape_manual for manual scale. And the shapes will be not distorted on cartesian coordinates or polar coordinates.

3.1 Cartesian coordinates

library(ggplot2)
library(ggstar)
p2 <- ggplot(data=iris, aes(x=Sepal.Width,y=Sepal.Length)) + 
      geom_star(aes(starshape=Species, fill=Species), size=2.5) +
      scale_fill_manual(values=c("#E41A1C", "#377EB8", "#4DAF4A")) +
      theme(legend.spacing.y = unit(0.02, "cm"))
p2

3.2 Polar coordinates

p3 <- ggplot(data=mtcars, aes(x=wt, y=mpg)) +
      geom_star(aes(fill=cyl), size=2.5) +
      scale_fill_gradient(low="blue", high="red") +
      coord_polar() +
      theme(panel.border=element_blank(),
            legend.spacing.y = unit(0.02, "cm"))
p3

4. Need helps?

If you have questions/issues, please visit github issue tracker.

5. Session information

Here is the output of sessionInfo() on the system on which this document was compiled:

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