How to create different Y-axis for group levels using ggplot2 in R?

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If we have a categorical variable or a group variable then we might want to create a line chart for each of the categories or levels, this will help us to understand the range of multiple levels in a single plot. For this purpose, we can use facet_grid function of ggplot2 package as shown in the below example.

Example

Consider the below data frame:

Live Demo

> x<-sample(LETTERS[1:4],20,replace=TRUE)
> y<-rnorm(20)
> df<-data.frame(x,y)
> df

Output

   x     y
1 C  -1.55668689
2 A   2.41399136
3 D  -0.78520253
4 A  -0.43092594
5 C   1.94379390
6 A   0.17494763
7 C  -1.61170476
8 A  -1.55362764
9 C  -0.53384492
10 A -0.66698812
11 D  1.44100518
12 D  1.10126743
13 D -1.54194367
14 B -0.03254252
15 A -0.63927406
16 A  1.72924629
17 A -0.10003278
18 B -0.08262660
19 C  1.29335456
20 A -1.50531507

Loading ggplot2 package and creating a line chart for each of the levels in x:

Example

> library(ggplot2)
> ggplot(df,aes(x,y))+geom_line()

Output:

Creating the line chart for each level of x but with different scales of Y-axis chosen by R freely based on the given data:

Example

> ggplot(df,aes(x,y))+geom_line()+facet_grid(x~.,scales="free")

Output:

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Published on 06-Nov-2020 16:11:50
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