How to Fix the Aspect Ratio of a ggplot2 Graph in R (2 Examples)

In this article, I’ll illustrate how to use the coord_fixed function to set a fixed aspect ratio in the R programming language.

Setting up the Examples

data(iris)                          # Load and inspect head of iris 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 ggplot2 package
library("ggplot2")                    # Load ggplot2
ggp <- ggplot(data, aes(x, y)) +    # ggplot2 plot of iris
  geom_point()
ggp                                 # Draw scatterplot of iris

r graph figure 1 how fix aspect ratio a ggplot2 graph r

Example 1: Fixing the Aspect Ratio of a ggplot2 Graph with coord_fixed

ggp + coord_fixed()                 # Using coord_fixed

r graph figure 2 how fix aspect ratio a ggplot2 graph r

Example 2: Fixing the Aspect Ratio of a ggplot2 Graph with coord_fixed & ratio

ggp + coord_fixed(ratio = 5)        # Using coord_fixed & ratio argument

r graph figure 3 how fix aspect ratio a ggplot2 graph r

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