[R] simultaneous plots

Philipp Pagel p.pagel at wzw.tum.de
Wed Dec 3 10:03:30 CET 2008

On Tue, Dec 02, 2008 at 02:28:18PM -0800, David Epstein wrote:
> Is there a good and concise way of making simultaneous plots that are
> identical, but directed to different devices?
> I'm writing an R-script that produces a pdf file. I would really like to
> check visually whether the pdf file shows what I expect. So I would like the
> same commands to produce a plot on screen. At the moment I'm using
> cut-and-paste, which is not ideal because any corrections have to be done
> twice---very error-prone.

I usually keep my pdf viewer (kpdf) open which automatically refrehes
once I re-create the plot. On windows this is a problem, as far
as i know. You may get what you are after by storing the plot
with recordPlot() and then use replayPlot() to send it to
additional devices.


Dr. Philipp Pagel
Lehrstuhl für Genomorientierte Bioinformatik
Technische Universität München
Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan
85350 Freising, Germany

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