I'm trying to resize a plot to fit into my document, but I'm having difficulties getting the plotted diagram do be a square.
pdf(file = "./out.pdf", width = 5, height = 5)
p <- ggplot(mydata, aes(x = col1, y = col2))
aux <- dev.off()
ggplot the mechanism to preserve the aspect ratio of your plot is to add a
coord_fixed() layer to the plot. This will preserve the aspect ratio of the plot itself, regardless of the shape of the actual bounding box.
(I also suggest you use
ggsave to save your resulting plot to pdf/png/etc, rather than the
pdf(); print(p); dev.off() sequence.)
library(ggplot2) df <- data.frame( x = runif(100, 0, 5), y = runif(100, 0, 5)) ggplot(df, aes(x=x, y=y)) + geom_point() + coord_fixed()