# [R] getting "small" graphs with Sweave using Rnews.sty

From: Jeff Hamann <jeff.hamann_at_forestinformatics.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Nov 2008 18:55:05 -0800

I'm sorry for having to post this, but I can't seem to find any solutions to this, which seems pretty simple, but then again...

I've started playing with the example r news project and wanted to start adding some graphs, but replacing:

\begin{figure}
\vspace*{.1in}
\framebox[\textwidth]{\hfill \raisebox{-.45in}{\rule{0in}{1in}}

                       A graph goes here \hfill}


\caption{\label{figure:onecolfig}

A normal figure only occupies one column.}
\end{figure}

yields a an empty box, which is good, with the following:

\begin{figure}
\vspace*{.1in}

<<fig=true,echo=false>>=
plot( rnorm( 100 ) )
@
\caption{A normal figure only occupies one column.}
\label{figure:onecolfig}
\end{figure}

which isn't good, or at least yields a "normal sized" graph that starts in the second column, when I run Sweave( "yourarticle.rnw" ) and the pdflatex wrapper

Is it possible, to get a "small" graphic this way, or should I write out a temp graph as a pdf and include the graphic by constructing the statement using Sweave?