[R] Plots Without Displaying
r-help at botelho-machado.de
Thu Aug 17 15:55:01 CEST 2006
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It seems that a list of plots is just possible using lattice plots. But
that's a good keyword for me to look for, I appreciate your help!
Christos Hatzis wrote:
> Yes, you can do that for lattice-based plots. The functions in the lattice
> package produce objects of class "trellis" which can be stored in a list and
> processed or updated at a later time:
> plotList <- list(length=3)
> plotList[] <- xyplot(yield ~ site, data=barley)
> plotList[] <- xyplot(yield ~ variety, data=barley)
> plotList[] <- xyplot(yield ~ year, data=barley)
> plotList[] <- update(plotList[], yaxis="Yield (bushels/acre)")
> Obviously, you can store any lattice-based plot in the list.
> Christos Hatzis, Ph.D.
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> From: r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch
> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Lothar
> Sent: Wednesday, August 16, 2006 4:49 PM
> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] Plots Without Displaying
> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>>> Yes, see
>>> and as you didn't tell us your OS we don't know if these are available
>>> to you.
>>> may well work.
>>> 'An Introduction to R' explains about graphics devices, including these.
>>> On Wed, 16 Aug 2006, Lothar Botelho-Machado wrote:
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>>>> R Help Mailing List,
>>>> I'd like to generate a plot that I could display and/or store it as e.g.
>>>> jpeg. But unfortunately always a plotting window opens. Is it
>>>> possible to prevent that?
>>>> I tried the following:
>>>> R> bp<-boxplot( sample(100), plot=FALSE)
>>>> This works somehow, but it only stores data (as discribed in the
>>>> help) in bp and it is not possible afaik to display bp later on or
>>>> store them as a jpeg.
>>>> The next:
>>>> R> p<-plot(sample(100), sample(100), plot=FALSE)
>>>> ..and also a variant using jpeg() didn't work at all.
>>>> Is there a way to generally store the plots as object, without
>>>> displaying them, or perhaps directly saving them to disc as jpeg?
>>>> A "Yes" or "No" or any further help/links are appreciated!!!
> Thank you for the explanation and your patience in answering me this
> obviously very simple question!!
> Originally I tried to store plots directly in a list. So writing them
> directly to disc was just a good alternative. I knew that that jpeg()
> provides functionality for that, but didn't use it correctly.
> Hence, is it also possible to store a plot in a list, somehow?
> Kind regards,
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