[R] plotting questions

Simon Pickett simon.pickett at bto.org
Fri Feb 20 10:53:40 CET 2009

Hi Oliver,

1) thats easy, if you want to display several graphs at once type windows(), 
once for each new graph.

2) Not sure exactly what you mean here but you have complete control over 
graphs in R. e.g. plot a blank graph then add axex using axis(), add points 
using points(), etc. etc.

Check out these pdfs http://cran.r-project.org/other-docs.html particularly 
Emanuel Paradis's great intro to using R, very helpful for plots.

Hope this helps,


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Oliver" <fwang2 at gmail.com>
To: <r-help at r-project.org>
Sent: Friday, February 20, 2009 3:33 AM
Subject: [R] plotting questions

> hi,
> There are two types of plotting I miss dearly in Matlab, can anyone
> enlighten me how to do similar stuff in R?
> - multiple figures with individual windows (not multiple figures in
> same window)?
> - draw something, hold on the drawing, wait for a key action, then
> overlay on top?
> Not sure if this makes sense, just want to check if there are
> developed techniques for them.
> Thanks
> Oliver
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