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Giorjet February 2016

ggplot2: How to add percentage labels to a donut chart

I am pretty new to R... so forgive me. I'm trying to make donut plots using ggplot2. I have modified the code of the post ggplot Donut chart but now I'm not able to add the percentage on the chart. This is my attempt:


blank_theme <- theme_minimal()+
    axis.title.x = element_blank(),
    axis.title.y = element_blank(),
    panel.border = element_blank(),
    axis.ticks = element_blank(),
    plot.title=element_text(size=14, face="bold")

dat = data.frame(count=c(319, 442, 239), category=c("University", "High Scool", "Lower"))

dat$fraction = dat$count / sum(dat$count)

dat$ymax = cumsum(dat$fraction)
dat$ymin = c(0, head(dat$ymax, n=-1))

dat$category <- factor(dat$category, levels = c("University", "High Scool", "Lower"))

p1 = ggplot(dat, aes(fill=category, ymax=ymax, ymin=ymin, xmax=4, xmin=3)) +
  geom_rect(color='blue') +
  coord_polar(theta="y") +
  xlim(c(1, 4)) 

edu<-p1 + scale_fill_brewer("Education") + blank_theme +
  theme(axis.text.x=element_blank()) + theme(legend.position=c(.5, .5)) + ggtitle("") +
  theme(panel.grid=element_blank()) +
  theme(axis.text=element_blank()) +
  theme(axis.ticks=element_blank()) +
  theme(legend.title = element_text(size=16, face="bold")) +
  theme(legend.text = element_text(size = 14, face = "bold")) 


I've tried many geom_text and scale_y_continuous code but... nothing. May someone help me? Thanks


scoa February 2016

You could use geom_label:

edu +  geom_label(aes(label=paste(fraction*100,"%"),x=3.5,y=(ymin+ymax)/2),inherit.aes = TRUE, show.legend = FALSE)

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