This geom is a specialisation of ggplot2::geom_point() with two changes. It defaults to mapping x and y to .panel_x and .panel_y respectively, and it defaults to using position_auto() to jitter the points based on the combination of position scale types.

geom_autopoint(mapping = NULL, data = NULL, stat = "identity",
  position = "auto", ..., na.rm = FALSE, show.legend = NA,
  inherit.aes = TRUE)



Set of aesthetic mappings created by aes() or aes_(). If specified and inherit.aes = TRUE (the default), it is combined with the default mapping at the top level of the plot. You must supply mapping if there is no plot mapping.


The data to be displayed in this layer. There are three options:

If NULL, the default, the data is inherited from the plot data as specified in the call to ggplot().

A data.frame, or other object, will override the plot data. All objects will be fortified to produce a data frame. See fortify() for which variables will be created.

A function will be called with a single argument, the plot data. The return value must be a data.frame, and will be used as the layer data. A function can be created from a formula (e.g. ~ head(.x, 10)).


The statistical transformation to use on the data for this layer, as a string.


Position adjustment, either as a string, or the result of a call to a position adjustment function.


Other arguments passed on to layer(). These are often aesthetics, used to set an aesthetic to a fixed value, like colour = "red" or size = 3. They may also be parameters to the paired geom/stat.


If FALSE, the default, missing values are removed with a warning. If TRUE, missing values are silently removed.


logical. Should this layer be included in the legends? NA, the default, includes if any aesthetics are mapped. FALSE never includes, and TRUE always includes. It can also be a named logical vector to finely select the aesthetics to display.


If FALSE, overrides the default aesthetics, rather than combining with them. This is most useful for helper functions that define both data and aesthetics and shouldn't inherit behaviour from the default plot specification, e.g. borders().

See also

facet_matrix for how to lay out scatterplot matrices and position_auto for information about the position adjustments


# Continuous vs continuous: No jitter ggplot(mpg) + geom_autopoint(aes(cty, hwy))
# Continuous vs discrete: sina jitter ggplot(mpg) + geom_autopoint(aes(cty, drv))
# Discrete vs discrete: disc-jitter ggplot(mpg) + geom_autopoint(aes(fl, drv))
# Used with facet_matrix (x and y are automatically mapped) ggplot(mpg) + geom_autopoint() + facet_matrix(vars(drv:fl))