[R] pdf creation error

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Tue Oct 21 21:18:09 CEST 2008

On 10/21/2008 2:06 PM, j daniel wrote:
> Hello -
> I am trying to create a pdf file in R, but I keep getting an error that says
> it cannot open the pdf device.  Here is the code and output:
>> pdf(file="test.pdf")
> Error in pdf(file = "test.pdf") : unable to start device pdf
> In addition: Warning message:
> In pdf(file = "test.pdf") : cannot open 'pdf' file argument 'test.pdf'
> Until yesterday I could use the pdf() function without problems, so I am not
> sure what happened.  The error does not go away if I restart R or restart my
> computer.  Any ideas???

You likely don't have write permission in the current directory.  Use 
setwd() to change to a directory where you do, e.g. setwd(tempdir()) on 
most systems.

Duncan Murdoch

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