# [R] need help with pdf-plot

Antje antje.niederlein at yahoo.de
Mon Aug 13 09:46:17 CEST 2007

```Thank you both!
The hint with the pty="s" was very useful. I did not know it before.

Ciao,
Antje

Ivar Herfindal schrieb:
> Dear Antje
>
> I cannot see that you have got any replies yet, so I will make and
> attempt. However, I am sure other have more formally correct solutions.
>
> When you call the pdf(), you can set paper="a4" (or "a4r" for
> landscape). However, the width and the height of your plot should then
> not exceed the size of the paper (which is approximately 8.27*11.69
> inches for "a4"). Try (I have only tested on windows XP, R 2.5.0):
>
> pdf("test1.pdf", width=10, heigh=5, paper="a4r")
> par(mfrow=c(1,3), pty="s") #pty="s" gives square plotting regions
> plot(rnorm(100))
> plot(rnorm(100))
> plot(rnorm(100))
> dev.off()
>
> Hope this helps
>
> Ivar
>
>
> Antje skrev:
>> I still have this problem. Does anybody know any solution?
>>
>> Antje
>>
>> Antje schrieb:
>>
>>> Hello,
>>>
>>> I'm trying to plot a set of barplots like a matrix (2 rows, 10
>>> columns from"reduced_mat") to a pdf. It works with the following
>>> parameters:
>>>
>>> pdf("test.pdf",width=ncol(reduced_mat)*2, height=nrow(reduced_mat)*2,
>>> pointsize = 12)
>>>
>>> par(mfcol = c(nrow(reduced_mat),ncol(reduced_mat)), oma = c(0,0,0,0),
>>> lwd=48/96, cex.axis = 0.5, las = 2, cex.main = 1.0)
>>>
>>> The I get a long narrow page format with the quadratic barplots.
>>>
>>> But I would like to have a A4 format in the end and the plots not
>>> filling the whole page (they should stay somehow quadratic and not be
>>> stretched...).
>>>
>>> What shall I look for to achieve this?
>>>
>>> Antje
>>>
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