[R] Open graphics device within sourced script?

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Mon May 6 02:23:25 CEST 2013

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On May 5, 2013, at 4:34 PM, Richard Blissett wrote:

> Hello all, I am having the weirdest issue that I don't know how to get
> around.
> I am using R, and I am sourcing another script within one master script.
> Within the sourced script, I have code that looks like the following:
> pdf("Figs/bar_gni.pdf")
> m1table$Country1 <- reorder(m1table$Country, m1table$GNIpc2005)
> ggplot(m1table, aes(y=GNIpc2005, fill=Level)) +
>  geom_bar(aes(x=Country1), data=m1table, stat="identity") +
>  coord_flip() +
>  ggtitle("GNI Per Capita, 2005") +
>  xlab("Country") +
>  ylab("GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)")
> dev.off()
> The important part, if I'm correct, is that I'm opening a pdf graphics
> device, making a plot, and then closing the device.
> When I run the source script itself (by opening the script), this all works
> just fine. However, when I source it, none of my graphs are outputted. It
> seems to create the files, but it just creates blank files.
> Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
> Richard
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David Winsemius
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