Re: [R] Successive Graphs

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon 11 Sep 2006 - 21:37:02 GMT

On Mon, 11 Sep 2006, James W. MacDonald wrote:

> Jeff Bricker wrote:
> > There's probably a better way, but what I do in this situation is to
> > capture output to a .pdf that I can page through.
>
> There are two ways that might be considered better, if better implies
> doing things from within R.
>
> 1.) At an R plot, type x11() to start a window, then under the History
> menu item, click 'Recording'. Now do your plots, and you can go back and
> forth through them using 'Page up' and 'Page down'.

Better, windows(record=TRUE) to open a graphics device with recording turned on. [x11() is only there for Unix users of R who have trouble adjusting to other windowing systems.]

This is the approach the Windows porters of R thought most convenient (even more convenient that tabbed windows).

> 2.) Set par(ask = TRUE), then submit your code. You will then have to
> hit return to create each sucessive plot.
>
> HTH,
>
> Jim
>
>
> >
> > pdf("c:/temp/myPlots.pdf",h=8.5,w=11) #this is "landscape" orientation
> > plot(<your arguments here>)
> > dev.off()
> >
> > You could also run a loop to open a new windows() device for each
> > plot, but that gets messy if you have lots of plots.
> >
> > On 9/11/06, Paternostro.Amy@epamail.epa.gov
> > <Paternostro.Amy@epamail.epa.gov> wrote:
> >
> >>Hello! I have written an R script on a Windows platform where I
> >>calculate eight result matrices I plot using matplot. I would like to
> >>display the resulting plots successively, rather than simultaneously,
> >>and I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction as
> >>to how to do this. The graphs pop up in this manner by default when I
> >>run my script in S-PLUS, with tabs separating them so I can view each
> >>graph at my leisure. However when I run my script in R, each graph pops
> >>up only for a moment before it is replaced by the next until I am left
> >>with only the plot of the eighth matrix at the end of the script. Thanks
> >>in advance for your help!
> >>
> >>Amy Paternostro
> >>National Center for Environmental Economiccs
> >>United States Environmental Protection Agency
> >>1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
> >>Washington, DC 20460
> >>Paternostro.Amy@epamail.epa.gov
> >>
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