[R] savePlot without displaying it

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu May 30 16:25:13 CEST 2002

On Thu, 30 May 2002, Nolwenn Le Meur wrote:

> I would like to save a plot without opening the device window (no display).
> Is it possible ? How can I do it ?

It is not possible. savePlot records the graphics commands in the
device's playlist, so there has to be a playlist.  Logically you cannot
`save' a non-existent plot.

savePlot is Windows-only, and you can plot directly on any of the devices
it uses, so I don't see any need for this.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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