[R] Open graphics device within sourced script?

Jeff Newmiller jdnewmil at dcn.davis.CA.us
Mon May 6 02:48:11 CEST 2013

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Richard Blissett <rsl.bliss at gmail.com> wrote:

>Hello all, I am having the weirdest issue that I don't know how to get
>I am using R, and I am sourcing another script within one master
>Within the sourced script, I have code that looks like the following:
>m1table$Country1 <- reorder(m1table$Country, m1table$GNIpc2005)
>ggplot(m1table, aes(y=GNIpc2005, fill=Level)) +
>  geom_bar(aes(x=Country1), data=m1table, stat="identity") +
>  coord_flip() +
>  ggtitle("GNI Per Capita, 2005") +
>  xlab("Country") +
>  ylab("GNI per capita, Atlas method (current US$)")
>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
>just fine. However, when I source it, none of my graphs are outputted.
>seems to create the files, but it just creates blank files.
>Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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