[R] Plotting multiple figures

Thomas Vogels tov at ece.cmu.edu
Fri Apr 27 15:33:27 CEST 2001

Bill Simpson <wsi at gcal.ac.uk> writes:

> On Fri, 27 Apr 2001, Sven Garbade wrote:
> > Morning,
> > 
> > I've plotted multiple figures on one page, setup the page with n2mfrow.
> > This works fine, but I can't figure out how to change to a specific plot
> > (e.g. first row, second column) to add some details.
> I think the preferred way to make multiplot layouts is with layout().
> For example, to do 2 columns of 3 plots (6 in all), do
> layout(mat=matrix(1:6, 3, 2, byrow=FALSE))
> plot(x1,y1)
> plot(x2,y2)
> plot(x3,y3)
> plot(x4,y4)
> plot(x5,y5)
> plot(x6,y6)
> Column 1 has plots 1-3, column 2 has plots 4-6


I believe Sven was asking about something else: he wants to add stuff
to a _specific_ plot.  That's what 'screen' and friends are for.
(Sven: just use '?screen' in an R session and all the relevant
commands along with examples will come up.) Sadly though, 'screen' has
sometimes failed me.


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