[R] Sweave and multipage lattice

Sundar Dorai-Raj sundar.dorai-raj at pdf.com
Wed Jul 19 18:01:02 CEST 2006

Dieter Menne wrote:
> Dear R-Listeners,
> as the Sweave faq says:
> http://www.ci.tuwien.ac.at/~leisch/Sweave/FAQ.html
> creating several figures from one figure chunk does not work, and for
> standard graphics, a workaround is given. Now I have a multipage trellis
> plot with an a-priori unknown number of pages, and I don't see an elegant
> way of dividing it up into multiple pdf-files.
> I noted there is a "page" event handler in the ... parameters, which would
> provide a handle to open/close the file.
> Any good idea would be appreciated.
> Dieter

Hi, Dieter,

I haven't seen a reply to this and I don't know Sweave. However, will 
the following example work? It does require you know the layout for one 



trellis.device(postscript, file = "barley%02d.eps",
                width = 5, height = 3, onefile = FALSE,
                paper = "special")
## from ?xyplot
dotplot(variety ~ yield | site, data = barley, groups = year,
         key = simpleKey(levels(barley$year), space = "right"),
         xlab = "Barley Yield (bushels/acre) ",
         aspect=0.5, layout = c(1, 1), ylab=NULL)

files <- list.files(pattern = glob2rx("barley*.eps"))
for(file in files)
   cat("\\includegraphics{", file, "}\n\n", sep="")

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