[R] Drawing multiple plots on one page for publication.
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Aug 5 07:28:08 CEST 2004
On Wed, 4 Aug 2004, Zach Hu wrote:
> I have been using R for a while but only recently tried to draw quality
> plots for publications. I spent a few days tried to figure out how to
> draw multiple plots on a single page to a postscript or pdf file but not
> successful. The drawing is perfect OK if it is displayed on the screen
> using x11() device. E.g.
> par(mai=c(0.5,0.3, 0.6, 0.4))
> plot(x, y, ..........)
> plot(x, z ...........)
> plot(z, y,...........)
> plot(z+x, x-y, .....)
> Four plots displayed on the screen when X-Win32 was set up. Please
> advice how can I save this to a postscript or PDF file or any kind of
> file for publication and powerpoint slide?
Just replace `x11()' by `postscript()' or `pdf()': you may want to set the
width, height and pointsize suitably.
[You can use dev.copy2eps to copy the screen, but for publication-quality
plots should should replot on the desired end device to use the correct
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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