[R] postscript plotting to 36" roll plotter

From: Don Isgitt <djisgitt_at_soundenergy.com>
Date: Fri 16 Jul 2004 - 23:57:35 EST


Hello,

First, my thanks to the R developers; it is a wonderful tool and supports my development and production activities in many helpful ways. My problem is as follows:

I want to make long (~ 20-30 feet) plots on a HP 755 (36" color roll plotter) using the R postscript command. I have tried paper="special" with appropriate width and height, and everything seems ok from the postscript side. But the plot gets truncated to whatever -o PageSize I specify (which, of course, makes sense). But using -o w2592 (36" roll unlimited) truncates to letter. Enough words: here is what I am using now.

postscript("|lpr -P hp755 -o PageSize=ARCHE", paper="special",width=ww,length=ll)

This limits me to 48 inches (ARCHE=36*48).

In summary, does anyone know the correct choice of parameters to get a roll plot without a predefined limit.

I did set ps.options(paper)="default" instead of "letter" and I am using R 1.8.1 on Linux.

Thank you,

Don

p.s. I am not subscribed to this list, so cc'ing me would be appreciated.



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