Delete Labels in ggplot2 Facet Plot in R (Example Code)

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to get rid of facet plot label boxes in R.

Preparing the Example

data(iris)                     # Load and print example data
head(iris)
#   Sepal.Length Sepal.Width Petal.Length Petal.Width Species
# 1          5.1         3.5          1.4         0.2  setosa
# 2          4.9         3.0          1.4         0.2  setosa
# 3          4.7         3.2          1.3         0.2  setosa
# 4          4.6         3.1          1.5         0.2  setosa
# 5          5.0         3.6          1.4         0.2  setosa
# 6          5.4         3.9          1.7         0.4  setosa
install.packages("ggplot2")    # Install & load ggplot2
library("ggplot2")
my_plot <- ggplot(iris,        # Drawing basic ggplot2 facet graph
                  aes(Sepal.Length,
                      Sepal.Width,
                      col = Species)) +
  geom_point() +
  facet_grid(Species ~ .)
my_plot

r graph figure 1 delete labels ggplot2 facet

Example: Get Rid Of Labels in ggplot2 Facet Plot

my_plot +                      # Deleting labels of facet plot
  theme(strip.text.y = element_blank())

r graph figure 2 delete labels ggplot2 facet

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