# Customizing Plots

To run the following vignette, you’ll need the sportyR package loaded into your workspace.

library(sportyR)

Customizing a plot is easy as can be with sportyR. Say we want to customize a college basketball court to look like Lou Henson Court at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. You can see what it looks like here

We won’t get an exact match with logos, floorboard color differentiation, or some markings, but we’ll get pretty close. Let’s start by finding out what colors we can change, and how we can change them:

# Find the colors for a college basketball court
#> Here are the viable plotting features to color for NCAA basketball:
#>
#> plot_background
#> defensive_half_court
#> offensive_half_court
#> court_apron
#> center_circle_outline
#> center_circle_fill
#> division_line
#> endline
#> sideline
#> two_point_range
#> three_point_line
#> painted_area
#> lane_boundary
#> free_throw_circle_outline
#> free_throw_circle_fill
#> free_throw_circle_dash
#> lane_space_mark
#> inbounding_line
#> substitution_line
#> baseline_lower_defensive_box
#> lane_lower_defensive_box
#> team_bench_line
#> restricted_arc
#> backboard
#> net

Great, all set. It looks like the following should work:

NOTE: not all of the arguments below are needed, however all are shown to display the flexibility with which the plots can be customized.

geom_basketball(
league = "ncaa",
offensive_half_court = "#e8e0d7",
defensive_half_court = "#e8e0d7",
court_apron = "#e84a27",
two_point_range = c("#e8e0d7", "#ffffff66"),
center_circle_fill = "#e8e0d7",
painted_area = c("#e84a27", "#ffffff00"),
free_throw_circle_fill = "#e8e0d7",
sideline = "#13294b",
endline = "#13294b",
division_line = "#13294b",
center_circle_outline = "#13294b",
lane_boundary = c("#ffffff", "#ffffff00"),
three_point_line = c("#13294b", "#ffffff"),
free_throw_circle_outline = "#ffffff",
lane_space_mark = "#ffffff",
restricted_arc = "#13294b",
backboard = "#13294b"
)
)

Pretty good! You can do this for any of the surfaces offered by sportyR. Here’s another example, this time drawing a blue college football field:

# Create a blue football field
geom_football(
"ncaa",
)