[R] Problems exporting graphs

Daniel Folkinshteyn dfolkins at gmail.com
Fri Jun 27 02:59:33 CEST 2008

not sure why it doesn't work, but try the following:
first, plot to a regular window, then run:
 > dev.copy(device=png, file="yourfilename.png")
 > dev.off()

see if that produces a file you want.

another note: what do you mean you can't just "copy and paste the graph" 
in ubuntu? doesn't pressing print-screen make a screenshot? doesn't 
pressing alt-printscreen make a screenshot of the current active window? 
(or even from the main menu, "applications-> accessories -> take 
screenshot" should work).

on 06/26/2008 08:43 PM Sam Albers said the following:
> I have trying to figure this out all day so hopefully the answer isn't too
> obvious. I am able to view a graph in the viewer window. However, I need to
> export graph outside of the viewer window. Here is the script I am using:
>> png("Compare.png")
>> plot(compare$DepthSLI, compare$DischargeSLI, col="blue", xlab = "Average
> Water Depth (cm)", ylab = "Discharge (m^3/s)", xlim=c(5,40),
> ylim=c(0.03,0.1), main="Discharge in Flume 1")
>> dev.off()
> null device
>           1
> When I do this R simply produces an empty file that produces an error
> message when I try to open it. I have tried this same script with every file
> format available under help(device) all with the same result. I am running
> Ubuntu 8.04 so I unable to simply copy and paste the graph as in windows. I
> am fairly sure I have all the right packages installed. I am running R
> 2.6.2-2. Any suggestions?
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