Re: [R] R: graphics devices

From: Don MacQueen <>
Date: Sat 30 Jul 2005 - 00:19:55 EST

I'd suggest starting with the documentation. See


and then look at some of the other functions referenced in the "See Also" section of ?Devices.

Basically, you produce plots on two different graphics devices by this sequence:

  1. open a graphics device
  2. produce a plot
  3. open another graphics device
  4. produce a plot and depending on which graphic device(s) you are using you may have follow with to actually get any useful result.

And of course there is always the documentation you can download from the R website. Specifically, the one titled

   "An Introduction to R"
in which I found a section titled

    "Multiple graphics devices"
which starts with
  "In advanced use of R it is often useful to have several graphics devices in use at the same time."
(this was from the R 2.0.1 version of the manual, to be precise)


At 1:30 PM +0200 7/29/05, Clark Allan wrote:
>a simple question
>how does one produce plots on two different graphics devices?
> mailing list
>PLEASE do read the posting guide!

Don MacQueen
Environmental Protection Department
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA, USA

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