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Customize Your Theme

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Your Turn

  1. Make your own theme by combining elements of the theme() function and/or themes from other packages (e.g. theme_ipsum())

  2. Add this theme to your plot, removing any code that is now redundant

Learn More

If you want to see a bunch of complete themes ready for your use, I've written a blog post that may be of interest to you. If you want to dive deep on creating custom themes, Andrew Heiss has some great materials here.

If you have trouble, as I do, remembering the various theme elements, this blog post from Henry Wang has a nice overview to help you.

ggplot2 Theme Elements Demonstration.

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Catherine Roller White

Catherine Roller White

May 15, 2021

This is great. What's the best way to store and retrieve code for your customized themes? Do you have some sort of generic .R file that you'd retrieve it from for each project?