[R] maximum width for pdf device

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Nov 19 22:21:13 CET 2003

On Wed, 19 Nov 2003, Vince Forgetta wrote:

> What is (or how to I change) the maximum width of a pdf image. I am 
> trying to make a pdf image:
> pdf(file="out.pdf",width=200,height=20)
> and I can't get the image to be more that 200 inches wide i.e. I get an 
> empty out.pdf . Is there a solution around this.

There is no such limit, and I don't get an empty file.  Are you _sure_ the
limit is not in your own software, that is in e.g. acrobat?  It seems
acrobat does have a 200" width limit, but other viewers do work.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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