Re: [R] Plots: I've deleted axes, now to delete space

From: <Adele_Thompson_at_cargill.com>
Date: Mon, 16 May 2011 11:18:51 -0500

Re-sizing within the dev command works well. I'm not sure why I would need the dev.off(). I have the plot commands run. Then I have the dev.copy2pdf command. Thanks again for your help.

-----Original Message-----
From: Greg.Snow_at_imail.org [mailto:Greg.Snow_at_imail.org] Sent: Monday, May 16, 2011 11:11 AM
To: Thompson, Adele - Adele_Thompson_at_cargill.com; r-help_at_r-project.org Subject: RE: [R] Plots: I've deleted axes, now to delete space

If your goal is to end up with a pdf file, then I would suggest creating the pdf file directly using the pdf function (you can specify height and width in the function) then run your commands to create the plot and use dev.off() to finish.

You often get different results when writing directly to a file vs doing one of the dev.copy because of some different settings. In general the dev.copy approach can be a quick and easy solution for a simple graph, but plotting directly to the file tends to work better if you want a quality graph in the file.

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From: r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org [mailto:r-help-bounces_at_r-project.org] On Behalf Of Schatzi Sent: Monday, May 16, 2011 8:41 AM
To: r-help_at_r-project.org
Subject: Re: [R] Plots: I've deleted axes, now to delete space

I am outputting the plot to a pdf file using the code: dev.copy2pdf(file="testing.pdf")

The plots are too small though unless I first manually increase the size in R and then use the dev.copy command. Is there a way to automatically increase the window size? I tried fin and din, but those do not seem to work or they only increase the size to a certain degree, even though I can manually increase it to fill my screen.

Schatzi wrote:
>
> Thanks all for the replies. I am getting better slowly but surely. I
> imagine that I will get better at figuring out things as well so I don't
> have to post as many questions. I do lots of searches, but still cannot
> figure out how to do everything that I need.
>
> The new code is as such:
> par(mfrow=c(4,7), mar=c(2, 2, 2, 1.5), oma=c(1, 1, 4, 0))
> for (i in 1:28) {
> a<-seq(1,3,1)
> plot(a,a, ann=FALSE, main= "plot of a vs a")
> }
> mtext("Plot of a vs a",side=3,outer=TRUE)
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com [mailto:murdoch.duncan_at_gmail.com]
> Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 03:25 PM
> To: Thompson, Adele - Adele_Thompson_at_cargill.com
> Cc: Greg.Snow_at_imail.org; r-help_at_r-project.org
> Subject: Re: [R] Plots: I've deleted axes, now to delete space
>
> On 11-05-13 4:21 PM, Adele_Thompson_at_cargill.com wrote:

>> Easy fix. Under ?par, I don't see where I can enter an overall title.
>> Should I add a text command or something?

>
> mtext() writes text in the margins; argument "outer" puts it in the
> outer margins.
>
> Duncan Murdoch
>
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Greg.Snow_at_imail.org [mailto:Greg.Snow_at_imail.org]
>> Sent: Friday, May 13, 2011 03:17 PM
>> To: Thompson, Adele - Adele_Thompson_at_cargill.com; r-help_at_r-project.org
>> Subject: RE: [R] Plots: I've deleted axes, now to delete space
>>
>> Look at the help for par, specifically the section on 'mar' to set the
>> per plot margins smaller and the section on 'oma' to leave room for the
>> overall title.
>>

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