11.16 Bar Chart Narrow Bars Economist Theme


ds %>%
  ggplot(aes(wind_dir_9am)) +
  geom_bar(width=0.5) +
  scale_y_continuous(labels=comma) +  
  labs(x="", title="Wind Direction Recorded 9am Daily", y="Count") +

The width of the bars can be specified, relative to the space allowed for each bar. Here we make the bars narrower using width=0.5 so as to be half width. This may help to make the plot look less dark.

We also use ggthemes::theme_economist() to illustrate an alternative theme. To suit this theme the usual x label is moved to be the title.

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