# How to reduce the space between Y-axis value and ticks using ggplot2 in R?

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To reduce the space between axis value and ticks using ggplot2, we can use theme function of ggplot2 package with margin set to 0.

For example, if we have a data frame called df that contains two columns say x and y then the scatterplot between x and y with reduced space between Y-axis value and ticks can be created by using the following command −

ggplot(df,aes(x,y))+geom_point()+theme(axis.text.y=element_text(margin=margin(r=0)))

## Example

Following snippet creates a sample data frame −

x<-rnorm(20)
y<-rnorm(20)
df<-data.frame(x,y)
df

The following dataframe is created −

        x            y
1   1.05651189  1.62466604
2   0.75126625  0.10865331
3  -0.30352094  1.07921449
4   0.70523243  1.74960704
5   1.28391425  0.19250488
6   0.03709786  0.73768877
7   2.34875021 -0.32218372
8  -0.22407923  1.88224542
9  -0.98285155 -0.25604636
10 -0.03147729 -0.07521586
11 -1.14026845  1.08064902
12  0.47178944 -1.05470149
13 -0.52618206  0.06314217
14 -1.06858841  0.08250274
15  0.94736152 -0.61196038
16 -0.59843417  0.32012878
17 -0.25745760  0.01081559
18 -0.84851784  1.26741818
19  0.96683173  0.66261988
20  0.73711373  0.22668931

To load ggplot2 package and create point chart between x and y, add the following code to the above snippet −

library(ggplot2)
ggplot(df,aes(x,y))+geom_point()

## Output

If you execute all the above given snippets as a single program, it generates the following output − To create point chart between x and y with reduced space between Y-axis value and ticks, add the following code to the above snippet −

ggplot(df,aes(x,y))+geom_point()+theme(axis.text.y=element_text(margin=margin(r=0)))


## Output

If you execute all the above given snippets as a single program, it generates the following output − 