Cowplot - graphs different sizes

How do I make two graphs in cowplot (arranged side by side) different heights? I understand I can't use rel_height as this only works if the are on top of each other

As far as I know (and as you mention), rel_height only works with multiple rows. Another option could be the patchwork package. Example shown below.


g1 = ggplot(mtcars, aes(x = cyl, y = disp)) + geom_point() + ggtitle('Plot 1')
g2 = ggplot(mtcars, aes(x = hp, y = wt)) + geom_point() + ggtitle('Plot 2')
((g1 / plot_spacer()) | g2) + plot_layout(ncol = 2)

Created on 2023-01-08 with reprex v2.0.2.9000

Unfortunately I am unable to use patchwork as one of my graphs is not a ggplot graph. Thank you anyway!

you can nest plot_grid's


g1 <- ggplot(mpg, aes(displ, hwy, colour = class)) +

  plot_grid(NULL, g1,
    ncol = 1, nrow = 2, rel_heights = c(1, 2)
  ), g1,
  nrow = 1,
  ncol = 2
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