A replacement for theme_blank()

October 2, 2012
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ggplot2 has just hit 0.9.2, and with the change comes a new theme system. Previous versions of ggplot2 offered a theme_blank(), which was a stripped-down, essentially blank plotting canvas, but it is now deprecated.

github user jrnold has produced a series of nice themes to work with the new system, but my most pressing need was for a replacement for theme_blank(), which I outline below.

This plot illustrates a heatmap similar to that shown here previously, but with my new_theme_empty applied:

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