[R] plot to postscript orientation

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.uni-dortmund.de
Fri Aug 3 09:17:05 CEST 2007

Miruna Petrescu-Prahova wrote:
>  Hi
>  I am trying to save some plots in a postscript file. When I generate the 
> plots in the main window, they appear correctly - their orientation is 
> landscape (i.e., horizontal). However, when I open the .ps file with GSview, 
> the whole page appears vertically, and the plot appears horizontally, which 
> means that the plot is only partially visible (example here 
> https://webfiles.uci.edu/mpetresc/postscript.files/default.ps ). I searched 
> the R-help mailing list archive and found 2 suggestions: setting the width 
> and height and setting horizontal = FALSE. I have tried setting the width 
> and height but it makes no difference. I have also tried using "horizontal = 
> FALSE". This rotates and elongates the plot, but it is still displayed 
> horizontally on a vertical page, and so only partially  visible (example 
> here https://webfiles.uci.edu/mpetresc/postscript.files/horiz.false.ps). I 
> am not sure what is wrong. Plots are created with "filled.contour".

I guess this is a misconfiguration of your GSview. The plots are fine 
for me. Anyway, you might also want to set the argument
paper="special" in the postscript() call.

Uwe Ligges

>  Thanks
>  Miruna
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> Miruna Petrescu-Prahova
> Department of Sociology
> University of California, Irvine
> mpetresc at uci.edu
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