# [R] limit to complex plots?

Paul Murrell p.murrell at auckland.ac.nz
Sat Feb 28 22:15:23 CET 2004

```Hi

You could do this sort of thing easily using viewports in the grid
package.  And you can combine "base" plots with grid viewports using the
gridBase package.  Take a look at Volume 3(2) of R News for some
examples and feel free to contact me directly if you have more
questions;  I'm always interested to see examples of complex plots.

Paul

Suzanne E. Blatt wrote:
> Hello all.
>
> I am trying to create one figure, divided into 6 graphs/plots each with an inset sub-figure.  I can use to layout command to generate one figure with one inset sub-figure, but cannot seem to do it for multiple figures on one page.
>
> I've tried a test with the following code:
>
> layout(matrix(c(1,2,3,4), nrow=2, byrow=TRUE))
> plot(rnorm(10), rnorm(10))
> plot(rnorm(10), rnorm(10))
> plot(rnorm(30), rnorm(30))
> plot(rnotm(40), rnorm(40))
> layout.show(4)
>
> #this works and gives me my one page with 4 figures on it
>
> layout(matrix(c(0,0,0,0,0,1,0,2,0,0,0,0,0,3,0,4), nrow=4, byrow=TRUE))
> par(new=TRUE)
> plot(rnorm(10), rnorm(10))
>
> par(new=TRUE)
> plot(rnorm(20), rnorm(20))
>
> par(new=TRUE)
> plot(rnorm(30), rnorm(30))
>
> par(new=TRUE)
> plot(rnorm(40), rnorm(40))
>
> # this is the part that doesn't.  I've tried only one 'par(new=TRUE)' command before ALL the plot commands and as written above.  The best I can get is 3 sub-figures #2,3 and 4, in positions 1,2 and 3.
>
> Has anyone figured this out?
>
> thanks,
> Suzanne Blatt
>
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