Labeling Line Ends In ggplot2

Simon Jackson shows how you can use the secondary axis to label line endings in ggplot2:

Now we can use scale_y_*, with the argument sec.axis to create a second axis on the right, with numbers to be displayed at breaks, defined by our vector of line ends:

ggplot(d, aes(age, circumference, color = Tree)) + geom_line() + scale_y_continuous(sec.axis = sec_axis(~ ., breaks = d_ends))

This is good.  I’d really prefer to show the labels instead of the value; that way it’d be possible to eliminate the legend altogether.  H/T R-Bloggers.

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