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

From: Rainer M Krug <r.m.krug_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 07 Mar 2008 15:41:20 +0200

On 07/03/2008, Charilaos Skiadas <cskiadas_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mar 7, 2008, at 8:02 AM, Rainer M Krug wrote:
>
> > On 07/03/2008, Charilaos Skiadas <cskiadas_at_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?

Because i thought it would be easier the other way round? Thanks anyway

Rainer

>
>
> >>
> >>
> >>>
> >>> --
> >>> 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
>
>
>
>
>

-- 
Rainer M. Krug, Dipl. Phys. (Germany), MSc Conservation Biology (UCT)

Plant Conservation Unit Department of Botany
University of Cape Town
Rondebosch 7701
South Africa

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