Here, we use the penguins dataset from the {palmerpenguins} package to provide simple examples of how gameR can be used to customize a plot using either {ggplot2} or base R. We will plot a scatter plot of flipper length (in mm) against body mass (in g) with the points colored by species.

Using {ggplot2}

To use palettes from gameR in ggplots, a palette can be specified via either scale_color_manual() or scale_fill_manual() to adjust color or fill respectively for variables specified in aes(). When specifying a palette, the values = argument must be used. Calling the scale_* function will not allow a palette to be specified if no named argument is used.

penguins %>%
  ggplot(aes(x = body_mass_g, y = flipper_length_mm, color = species)) +
  geom_point() +
  theme_bw() +
  ggtitle("ggplot example using the 'rayman' palette") +
  scale_color_manual(values = gameR_cols("rayman")) 

Using base R

If base R plotting is being used, the bg argument can be used to specify the color of the points. Here we use gameR_cols() in combination with unclasss() to color by species.

par(bg = "white")

plot(x = body_mass_g,
     y = flipper_length_mm,
     main = "Base R example using the 'cyberpunk' palette",
     cex = 1,
     pch = 21,
     bg = gameR_cols("cyberpunk")[unclass(species)])
legend(5500, 200,
       legend = attr(unclass(species), "levels"),
       fill = gameR_cols("cyberpunk"), cex = 0.8)