[R] export many plots to one file

ONKELINX, Thierry Thierry.ONKELINX at inbo.be
Thu Jan 4 18:16:55 CET 2007

I can think of two options:
1. Use R2HTML and save the html output as PDF
2. Use Sweave and compile the LaTeX file to PDF. Search the mailing list
archive on how to save the graphs as png or jpeg (as Sweave will
standard generate eps or pdf graphs).




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Onderwerp: [R] export many plots to one file

Dear useRs,

I have a few hundred plots that I'd like to export to one document.
pdf() isn't an option, because the file created is prohibitively huge
(due to scatter plots with many points). So I have to use png()
instead, but then I end up with a lot of files (would prefer just

1. Is there a way to have pdf() embed images, instead of vector
instructions? (What would have to be changed/added, and where? I'd
consider that a very useful feature.)

2. Does anyone have a script for importing many images (png, bitmap,
jpg) into one PDF file? I'd prefer something that works both on
Windows and GNU.

Thank you,

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