Re: [R] Problems exporting graphs

From: stephen sefick <ssefick_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 11:29:07 -0400

pdf( "yourfile.pdf", height=22, width=17) #yourcode
dev.off()

then use the gimp (free) to transform it to .png or whatever else (pdf makes good graph)

On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 8:59 PM, Daniel Folkinshteyn <dfolkins_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> not sure why it doesn't work, but try the following:
> first, plot to a regular window, then run:
> > dev.copy(device=png, file="yourfilename.png")
> > dev.off()
>
> see if that produces a file you want.
>
> another note: what do you mean you can't just "copy and paste the graph" in
> ubuntu? doesn't pressing print-screen make a screenshot? doesn't pressing
> alt-printscreen make a screenshot of the current active window? (or even
> from the main menu, "applications-> accessories -> take screenshot" should
> work).
>
> on 06/26/2008 08:43 PM Sam Albers said the following:
>
> I have trying to figure this out all day so hopefully the answer isn't too
>> obvious. I am able to view a graph in the viewer window. However, I need
>> to
>> export graph outside of the viewer window. Here is the script I am using:
>>
>> png("Compare.png")
>>> plot(compare$DepthSLI, compare$DischargeSLI, col="blue", xlab = "Average
>>>
>> Water Depth (cm)", ylab = "Discharge (m^3/s)", xlim=c(5,40),
>> ylim=c(0.03,0.1), main="Discharge in Flume 1")
>>
>>> dev.off()
>>>
>> null device
>> 1
>>
>> When I do this R simply produces an empty file that produces an error
>> message when I try to open it. I have tried this same script with every
>> file
>> format available under help(device) all with the same result. I am running
>> Ubuntu 8.04 so I unable to simply copy and paste the graph as in windows.
>> I
>> am fairly sure I have all the right packages installed. I am running R
>> 2.6.2-2. Any suggestions?
>>
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