[R] Shrink Trellis margins settings (when printed to png file)
deepayan.sarkar at gmail.com
Wed Dec 17 21:45:15 CET 2008
On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 8:11 AM, Mark Heckmann <mark.heckmann at gmx.de> wrote:
> Dear R-experts,
> I have two problems:
> PROBLEM (1)
> I want to produce a very small png file (35 x 18 px) that contains a
> histogram without a figure region or margins, only the pure heights.
> In the base graphic system this is simple:
> png(filename = "hist.png", res = 72, width=35, height=18)
> par(mar=c(0,0,0,0), oma=c(0,0,0,0))
> hist(rnorm(100), main="")
> Now I want a grid graphics output as I need the graphic as an object.
> I tried several trellis.par settings but I was not able to figure it out
You could do it this way if you really want, but a better approach
would be to directly plot the pieces you want (rather than start with
a high-level solution and get rid of the pieces you don't want). For
x <- rnorm(100)
limits <- prepanel.default.histogram(x, breaks = NULL)
## grid.newpage() # to start a new page
pushViewport(viewport(xscale = extendrange(limits$xlim),
yscale = extendrange(limits$ylim)))
panel.histogram(x, breaks = NULL)
> (PROBLEM (1)).
> Up to now it looks like this:
> histogram(rnorm(100), xlab="", ylab="",
> This looks acceptable although I would like smaller margins, that is to say
> no margins at all. How cab I achieve that?
> PROBLEM (2)
> Now is, that when it is printed to the png file, the graphic almost consist
> of margins only. The main part of the plot shrinks to some tiny points.
> I don't know how to change the settings, so I that I get the same as in the
> base system.
> Does anyone know?
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