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ggplot2: theme_black()

Black theme for ggplot2

This is an additional theme for ggplot2 that generates an inverse black and white color scheme.

Example

ggplot(mtcars, aes(wt, mpg)) + geom_point()
# Add theme_black()
ggplot(mtcars, aes(wt, mpg)) + geom_point(color = "white") + theme_black()
library(ggplot2)
library(gridExtra)
theme_black = function(base_size = 12, base_family = "") {
theme_grey(base_size = base_size, base_family = base_family) %+replace%
theme(
# Specify axis options
axis.line = element_blank(),
axis.text.x = element_text(size = base_size*0.8, color = "white", lineheight = 0.9),
axis.text.y = element_text(size = base_size*0.8, color = "white", lineheight = 0.9),
axis.ticks = element_line(color = "white", size = 0.2),
axis.title.x = element_text(size = base_size, color = "white", margin = margin(0, 10, 0, 0)),
axis.title.y = element_text(size = base_size, color = "white", angle = 90, margin = margin(0, 10, 0, 0)),
axis.ticks.length = unit(0.3, "lines"),
# Specify legend options
legend.background = element_rect(color = NA, fill = "black"),
legend.key = element_rect(color = "white", fill = "black"),
legend.key.size = unit(1.2, "lines"),
legend.key.height = NULL,
legend.key.width = NULL,
legend.text = element_text(size = base_size*0.8, color = "white"),
legend.title = element_text(size = base_size*0.8, face = "bold", hjust = 0, color = "white"),
legend.position = "right",
legend.text.align = NULL,
legend.title.align = NULL,
legend.direction = "vertical",
legend.box = NULL,
# Specify panel options
panel.background = element_rect(fill = "black", color = NA),
panel.border = element_rect(fill = NA, color = "white"),
panel.grid.major = element_line(color = "grey35"),
panel.grid.minor = element_line(color = "grey20"),
panel.margin = unit(0.5, "lines"),
# Specify facetting options
strip.background = element_rect(fill = "grey30", color = "grey10"),
strip.text.x = element_text(size = base_size*0.8, color = "white"),
strip.text.y = element_text(size = base_size*0.8, color = "white",angle = -90),
# Specify plot options
plot.background = element_rect(color = "black", fill = "black"),
plot.title = element_text(size = base_size*1.2, color = "white"),
plot.margin = unit(rep(1, 4), "lines")
)
}
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qdread commented Sep 20, 2019

Hi Jon, great theme. This is still the top google search result for "ggplot white on black theme." Since this is a gist I can't make a pull request but it would be great if you could update the argument names so that this no longer returns the following warning message:

panel.margin is deprecated. Please use panel.spacing property instead

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