[R] Problems outputting ggplot2 graphics to pdf
h.morgan at har.mrc.ac.uk
Thu Mar 2 14:51:44 CET 2017
Thanks for the help. My test script was changed with:
p <- ggplot(df, aes(gp, y)) +
geom_point(data = ds, aes(y = mean), colour = 'red', size = 3)
And this now works.
On 02/03/17 13:42, Richard M. Heiberger wrote:
> You need the print() statement. See FAQ 7.22 in file
> 7.22 Why do lattice/trellis graphics not work?
> The most likely reason is that you forgot to tell R to display the
> graph. Lattice functions such as 'xyplot()' create a graph object, but
> do not display it (the same is true of *ggplot2*
> (https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=ggplot2) graphics, and Trellis
> graphics in S-PLUS). The 'print()' method for the graph object produces
> the actual display. When you use these functions interactively at the
> command line, the result is automatically printed, but in 'source()' or
> inside your own functions you will need an explicit 'print()' statement.
> On Thu, Mar 2, 2017 at 8:37 AM, Hugh Morgan <h.morgan at har.mrc.ac.uk> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I am having trouble outputting ggplot2 graphics to pdf as part of a
>> script. It works if when I pipe the script into R or if I type the
>> commands directly into the terminal, but not if I load it using the
>> source(..) command. In this case the outputted pdf is always size 3611,
>> and it fails to open with the error "This document contains no pages".
>> As an example I wrap the create pdf commands around the 1st example in
>> $ cat test.R
>> df <- data.frame(
>> gp = factor(rep(letters[1:3], each = 10)),
>> y = rnorm(30)
>> ds <- plyr::ddply(df, "gp", plyr::summarise, mean = mean(y), sd = sd(y))
>> ggplot(df, aes(gp, y)) +
>> geom_point() +
>> geom_point(data = ds, aes(y = mean), colour = 'red', size = 3)
>> Piping it into R works:
>> $ R --no-save < test.R
>> $ ll test.pdf
>> -rw-rw-r-- 1 user group 4842 Mar 2 13:18 test.pdf
>> This file opens fine and has a graphic. If I repeat the process using
>> $ R --no-save
>> R version 3.3.2 (2016-10-31) -- "Sincere Pumpkin Patch"
>> $ ll test.pdf
>> -rw-rw-r-- 1 user group 3611 Mar 2 13:25 test.pdf
>> This file fails to open, and always has the size 3611.
>> Any help appreciated,
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