[R] RE: Batch mode problem: figure margins too large (aligned R code to the left)

From: Lapointe, Pierre <Pierre.Lapointe_at_nbf.ca>
Date: Fri 13 May 2005 - 03:45:34 EST


> Hello, I have a program that works well in Rgui but that does not work in
> a batch file (Execution halted)
>
> Here's the code (it will work on you side, but you need internet access
> through R as it will download a table from a US gov site)
>
> download.file("http://www.cftc.gov/files/dea/history/deacot2005.zip",
> "c:/deacot2005.zip",
> "internal", quiet = FALSE, mode = "wb",cacheOK = TRUE)
> unzipped<-zip.file.extract("c:/annual.txt", zipname = "deacot2005.zip")
> #Unzip
> data <-read.table(unzipped, header=TRUE, sep=',')
> #windows(height=11,width=8.5)
> z <- layout(matrix(c(1:8), 4,2, byrow = TRUE))
> for (i in 1:8) { #loop to fill layout
> tbonds<-data[data$'Market.and.Exchange.Names'=="U.S. TREASURY BONDS -
> CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE ",] #choose only T-Bonds
> ordered<-tbonds[order(tbonds[,3]),] #order by date
> longb<-ordered[,c(3,9)]
> longb[,1]<-as.Date(longb[,1],format="%Y%m%d") #to transform to date format
> par(mar=c(2.5, 3.5, 2, 4.5)) #need this par for mtext
> plot(longb,type="l",las=1,xlab="",ylab="",bty="l",cex.axis=0.9)
> end<-(longb)[nrow(ordered),] #mtext text
> end0<-(longb)[nrow(ordered)-1,] #mtext text
> now<- paste(' Last:',end[,2],"\n",'Prev:',end0[,2]) #mtext text
> mtext(now,side=4, las=2,adj=0,padj=0.5,cex=0.5) #mtext text
> }
> dev.print(pdf, file="c:/CFTC.pdf",height=10,width=8,paper="letter")
>
> As you can see, I need a special par(mar) to make room for the margin text
> (mtext)
>
> When I run this program through a batch file I get this message :
>
> ...
> > unzipped<-zip.file.extract("c:/annual.txt", zipname = "deacot2005.zip")
> #Unzip
> > data <-read.table(unzipped, header=TRUE, sep=',')
> >
> > windows(height=11,width=8.5)
> > z <- layout(matrix(c(1:8), 4,2, byrow = TRUE))
> >
> > for (i in 1:8) { #loop to fill layout
> +
> + tbonds<-data[data$'Market.and.Exchange.Names'=="U.S. TREASURY BONDS -
> CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE ",] #choose only T-Bonds
> + ordered<-tbonds[order(tbonds[,3]),] #order by date
> + longb<-ordered[,c(3,9)]
> + longb[,1]<-as.Date(longb[,1],format="%Y%m%d") #to transform to date
> format
> + par(mar=c(2.5, 3.5, 2, 4.5)) #need this par for mtext
> + plot(longb,type="l",las=1,xlab="",ylab="",bty="l",cex.axis=0.9)
> + end<-(longb)[nrow(ordered),] #mtext text
> + end0<-(longb)[nrow(ordered)-1,] #mtext text
> + now<- paste(' Last:',end[,2],"\n",'Prev:',end0[,2]) #mtext text
> + mtext(now,side=4, las=2,adj=0,padj=0.5,cex=0.5) #mtext text
> + }
> Error in plot.new() : figure margins too large
> Execution halted
>
> I tried to remove the windows(height=11,width=8.5) as I don't need it in
> batch mode, but it prevented the PDF creation as it " can only print from
> screen device".
>
> dev.print(pdf, file="c:/CFTC.pdf",height=10,width=8,paper="letter")
> Error in dev.print(pdf, file = "c:/CFTC.pdf", height = 10, width = 8, :
> can only print from screen device
> Execution halted
>
> Here's what I have in my windows batch file
>
> Set TZ=GMT
> PATH C:\Program Files\R\rw2010\bin
> Rterm --internet2 --no-restore --no-save <problem.R> result.txt 2>&1
>
> I'm on win2k,
>
> > version
> _
> platform i386-pc-mingw32
> arch i386
> os mingw32
> system i386, mingw32
> status Patched
> major 2
> minor 1.0
> year 2005
> month 05
> day 09
> language R
>
> Be nice with me. I've been a R user for only 2 weeks.
>
> Regards,
>
> Pierre Lapointe
> Assistant Market Strategist
> National Bank Financial
> 1155 Metcalfe Street, 5th Floor
> Montreal (Qc)
> H3B 4S9
> (514) 879-2378
>



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