Scales and transformations in ggplot2 0.9.0

Some R code designed for ggplot2 0.8.9 is not compatible with ggplot2 0.9.0, and today the ggplot2 web site has outdated documentation which gives this broken example:

> x <- rnorm(10) * 100000 
> y <- seq(0, 1, length = 10) 
> p <- qplot(x, y) 
> p + scale_y_continuous(formatter = "percent")
Error in continuous_scale(c("y", "ymin", "ymax", "yend", "yintercept",  : 
  unused argument(s) (formatter = "percent")

Dennis Murphy points to the ggplot2 0.9.0 transition guide from where I derived a solution:

p <- qplot(x, y) 
p + scale_y_continuous(labels=percent)

The transition guide has more details about transformations such as log, log10, sqrt, etc. and formats such as comma, percent, dollar, date, scientific, etc.


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