Ggplot - Geom (geometric objects) - type of plot

About

Geom is a short for geometric objects that describe the type of plot produced.

  • point for point (to create a scatterplot)
  • line for a line

The geom_… functions are shortcuts for a layer set to a geom with a default statistic.:

  • geom_point is layer with a point geom

Shape

Geoms define the basic “shape” of the elements on the plot


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