Re: [R] add leading 0s to %d from png() {was Automatic creation of file names}

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Sun 09 Oct 2005 - 01:41:39 EST

The example on the png help page, "Rplot%03d.png", _is_ what you want. (More details are on ?postscript.)

formatC() is an S/R peculiarity: sprintf() is the cross-language way to do this sort of thing.

On Sat, 8 Oct 2005, bogdan romocea wrote:

> Dear useRs,
>
> Is there a way to 'properly' format %d when plotting more than one
> page on png()? 'Properly' means to me with leading 0s, so that the
> PNGs become easy to navigate in a file/image browser. Lacking a better
> solution I ended up using the code below, but would much prefer
> something like
> png("test_%d.png",bg="white",width=1000,height=700)
> where %d could be formatted like
> formatC(%d,digits=0,wid=3,flag="0",mode="integer")
>
> Thank you,
> b.
>
> #---works, but is rather complicated---
> pngno <- 0 ; i <- 1
> for (w in 1:53) {
> if (i %in% c(4*0:100+1)) {
> pngno <- pngno + 1
> png(paste("test_",formatC(pngno,digits=0,wid=4,flag="0",mode="integer"),
> ".png",sep=""),bg="white",width=1000,height=750)
> par(mfrow=c(2,2),mai=c(4,5,3,2)/10,omi=c(0.2,0,0,0),
> cex.axis=1,cex.main=1.2)
> }
> plot(1:10,main=w)
> if (i %in% c(4*1:100)) dev.off()
> i <- i+1
> }
> dev.off()
>
>
>> From: Mike Prager <Mike.Prager <at> noaa.gov>
>> Subject: Re: [R] Automatic creation of file names
>> Newsgroups: gmane.comp.lang.r.general
>> Date: 2005-09-22 14:51:54 GMT (2 weeks, 1 day, 23 hours and 55 minutes ago)
>>
>> Walter --
>>
>> P.S. The advantage of using formatC over pasting the digits (1:1000)
>> directly is that when one uses leading zeroes, as in the formatC example
>> shown, the resulting filenames will sort into proper order.
>>
>> ...MHP
>>
>> You can use paste() with something like
>>
>> formatC(number,digits=0,wid=3,flag="0")
>>
>> (where number is your loop index) to generate the filenames.
>>
>> on 9/22/2005 10:21 AM Leite,Walter said the following:
>>
>>> I have a question about how to save to the hard drive the one thousand
>>> datasets I generated in a simulation. ://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html
>
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