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Using coord_flip() with facet_wrap(scales = free_y) in ggplot2 gives unexpected facet axis tick marks #673

orizon opened this Issue Sep 24, 2012 · 2 comments


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orizon commented Sep 24, 2012

This is discussed in detail at stackoverflow.

When I combine coord_flip() and facet_wrap(scales= "free_y" or "free_x") it makes the horizontal axis scale variable but it repeats the tick marks for the vertical facet axes only instead of for the horizontal facet axes only:

    c <- ggplot(diamonds, aes(clarity)) + geom_bar()
    c + facet_wrap(~cut, scales = "free_y") + coord_flip()

I am running ggplot2 version on R 2.15.1 under Mac OS X. I would be very interested to hear of any potential workarounds.

Also, I am not sure that this is the place for it, but ggplot2 is great.


hadley commented Sep 24, 2012

You can not use free scales with a non-Cartesian coordinate system - we need to more clearly advertise this with an error or warning.


wch commented Oct 14, 2012

OK, I changed it to to an error, then rebased and merged at 272d3cb.

@wch wch closed this Oct 14, 2012

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