Re: [R] How to navigate in layout() created graph?

From: Charilaos Skiadas <cskiadas_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2008 08:13:24 -0500

On Mar 7, 2008, at 8:02 AM, Rainer M Krug wrote:

> On 07/03/2008, Charilaos Skiadas <cskiadas@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mar 7, 2008, at 7:18 AM, Rainer M Krug wrote:
>>
>>> Hi
>>>
>>> I created a complex layout with using layout() and it looks
>>> exactly as
>>> I need it. But I don't want to print in the order in which the
>>> subfigure are numbered, but in a different order.
>>>
>>> How can I navigate in the layout so that I can specify the subfigure
>>> in which to plot?
>>>
>>> At the moment I am using a function which is converting the
>>> number to
>>> mfg parameter for par, but it does not seem to work as expected.
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>>
>>> Rainer
>>>
>>
>>
>> Look at documentation of ?layout. The "mat" argument determines the
>> order in which the figures appear. The example code that talks about
>> scatterplot with marginal histograms should show you how that works.
>>
>> In other words, to the best of my knowledge, you specify in the call
>> to layout in which order the new figures you create will be filling
>> the layout.
>
> Yes - I know that I can define the order when I call layout(mat=...,
> ...), but is there any way that I can skip one when plotting and
> return to plot that one later? (e.g. plot subfigure 1, then 3 and
> finally 2)

Only if you number them in the right order. You might have better luck using split.screen, and the associated "screen" command, for what you are trying to do.

I'm not sure I understand it, why don't you want to just number the subfigures in the order in which you will draw them?

>>
>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Rainer M. Krug, Dipl. Phys. (Germany), MSc Conservation Biology
>>> (UCT)
>>>
>>> Plant Conservation Unit Department of Botany
>>> University of Cape Town
>>> Rondebosch 7701
>>> South Africa
>>
>>
>> Haris Skiadas
>> Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
>> Hanover College
>>
>
> --
> Rainer M. Krug, Dipl. Phys. (Germany), MSc Conservation Biology (UCT)
>
> Plant Conservation Unit Department of Botany
> University of Cape Town
> Rondebosch 7701
> South Africa

Haris Skiadas
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Hanover College



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