Plot your data. To do this, you can open a regular R graphics device such as png() or pdf(), print the plot, and then close the device using dev.off(). Thanks for pointing that out, baptiste. You may also use dev.off() to close on-screen plot windows. Does it work to print to a screen device but not a pdf? Etc. Combining Plots . In this example, I'll save a plot as a JPG file, so I'll use the jpegdriver. ----- Original Message ----- From: R. Michael Weylandt To: Debs Majumdar Cc: "r-help at r-project.org" Sent: Friday, June 15, 2012 4:10 PM Subject: Re: [R] Save multiple plots in a single pdf file when the plots are generated by a single plot command It looks like you have one too many pdf objects open. Or you get the wrong output? 2 > ############? Choose the format that you want to use. Here is what I did in plotting and saving the file: pdf(file="C:/figure.pdf") for (j in 1:numColumns) { windows(width=5, height=5) plot(xj,y) } dev.off() Any ideas what might cause the problem? It is important to know that plots can be saved as bitmap image (raster) which are … Each time I try to use the plot, it comes up with "pdf 2". To save a plot to an image file, you need to tell R to open a new type of device — in this case, a graphics file of a specific type, such as PNG, PDF, or JPG. The Cairo package provides a function that can produce high quality image files from R plots. Generally when we do work in R. We produce graphs for graphical representation of the data. 2. Pdf options can be changed by setting the default values of pdf.options (). No need to use windows(). I thought that might be the case and did a couple of dev.off() even though I started a new R session. The "pdf 2" that is printed indicates control was returned to another pdf device. [R] How to save multiple graph pages into one postscript file, [R] getting multiple plots on a single plot, [R] multiple pages of plot in one image file, [R] Combining bitmaps and plots - file too large, [R] how to control to save plots to which dev. What do you mean by this? With 4 plots per page, you need 5 pages to hold the 20 plots. We like to save these plots into standard image formats like PNG, JPEG, TIFF, PDF or PS. :) Plotly is more than excellent, but I can´t. Worked for me with the Anxiety age.dif example. The functions like plot() or hist() create R plots on the screen. Do not just use square plots because that is the default: think about what is appropriate for your particular plot. You’ll spend too much of your time saving plots and not enough time thinking about whether they are the right plots. I wish I could pay that a year. [R] Save multiple plots in a single pdf file when the plots are generated by a single plot command [R] How to save multiple graph pages into one postscript file [R] getting multiple plots on a single plot [R] multiple pages of plot in one image file [R] Combining bitmaps and plots - file too large [R] Multiple plots on the same pdf … R function: ggexport() [in ggpubr]. On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 4:39 PM, Debs Majumdar wrote: I am using R 2.15.0 on Windows 7. On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 3:28 PM, baptiste auguie wrote: one way: x <- rnorm(100) y <- x+rnorm(100) par(mfrow=c(2,2)) # this sets up the graphics window to expect a 2x2 layout plot(x,y) boxplot(x,y,names=c("var1","var2")) hist(x) hist(y) mtext("fourplots on same page",side=3,outer=T,line=-1.5) and you can adjust as needed to put more or less plots on the same graphics window. Solution. On Mon, May 17, 2010 at 12:52 PM, Jun Shen wrote: If you do plotting in a loop, then you need to print it to the device. For more advanced use cases you can use GridSpec for a more general subplot layout or Figure.add_subplot for adding subplots at arbitrary locations within the figure. It’s also possible to save the graph using R codes as follow: Notes about exporting plots from R. Use a special device Do not save your plots from the graphics window: use a special device such as pdf()or png(). Remember that your plot will be stored relative to the current directory. It's when I want to save the plot, I get a blank pdf file (0 kb). [R] Howto overlay two plots and save them in one pdf file? 1.Open pdf device >pdf() 2.Do your plotting as many as you want, you won't see the plots on the screen because they go directly to the pdf() device. Thanks Carson. For example, to create two side-by-side plots… The last thing you want to do in this situation is: (1) produce each plot one-by-one, (2) right click on each singly-produced plot to save, (3) give the plot a unique name, and (4) repeat. To put multiple plots on the same graphics pages in R, you can use the graphics parameter mfrow or mfcol. If you have a long list of ggplots, say n = 20 plots, you may want to arrange the plots and to place them on multiple pages. All the graphs (bar plot, pie chart, histogram, etc.) Method to Save Graphs to Files in R. In order to save graphics to an image file, there are three steps in R: You can create a graphics device of PNG format using png(), JPG format using jpg() and PDF format using pdf(). PDF. Combine the plots over multiple pages. Best, Michael. Saving graphs. On Jun 15, 2012, at 19:14, Debs Majumdar wrote: https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help, http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html. It looks like you have one too many pdf objects open. The problem here is with this line, windows(width=5, height=5) which shouldn't be there. Save as PDF File. Michael. I am using R 2.15.0 on Windows 7. 11.8 Saving plots to a file with pdf(), jpeg() and png(). [R] how to save multiple plots in one PDF file? If you do plotting in a loop, then you need to print it to the device. There are several commands which will direct output to a file instead of the screen. Each new plot will create a new page in the PDF file. Is it the file not being created? I can page-up and page-down to look at the different plots. On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 6:06 PM, Debs Majumdar wrote: I thought that might be the case and did a couple of dev.off() even though I started a new R session. To get the desired effect of printing the plot, you must use print(): > my.plot <- xyplot(mpg ~ hp | cyl, data=mtcars) > print(my.plot) How to save a lattice plot to file. These functions will save your plot to either a .pdf, .jpg, or .png file. plots . To write multiple plots to the same file, you can use the following options: For plots on separate pages in the same .pdf document, use Once you’ve created a plot in R, you may wish to save it to a file so you can use it in another document. Width and height should be specified in pdf(). You must use the dev.off() command to tell R that you are finished plotting; otherwise your graph will not show up. The problem, 1.Open pdf device 2.Do your plotting as many as you want, you won't see the plots on the screen because they go directly to the pdf() device. Saving a graph from the screen; Problem. No, that's only true for lattice and ggplot2 graphics. And usually we copy them and paste in Microsoft word. [R] Writing a .pdf file within a function - what do I need to return(). It will be saved as a pdf file, which you can double click to open in Preview, and then use the File -> Save As menu choice to convert to another format.