Re: [R] Problems exporting graphs

From: hippie dream <tonightsthenight_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:43:24 -0700 (PDT)

This is solved for me. Upgrading R to 2.7.1 sorted out the issue somehow. Maybe there is a problem with Ubuntu 8.04 and R 2.6.2. Or maybe some other package was installed that fixed it. Whatever the case. Thanks!

Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> 
> On Fri, 27 Jun 2008, stephen sefick wrote:
> 

>> 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)
> 
> So do R's graphics devices ....
> 
> If you do want to convert PDF to PNG there are much better ways than the 
> GIMP based on ghostscript, including R's bitmap() device.
> 

>>
>> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 8:59 PM, Daniel Folkinshteyn <dfolkins@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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>>
>>
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