[R] PDF append help

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Feb 17 08:04:26 CET 2009


You cannot just append to PDF files.  (Not just those generated by R, 
but any PDf fiiles: you can combine files but it involves changing 
them.)

Similarly, a PDF file that is incomplete (and it will be incomplete if 
the deviae is sitll open) cannot be viewed.

Technical note: the problem is that there is a table of objects at the 
end of the file.

On Mon, 16 Feb 2009, somewhereondearth wrote:

>
> Hi,
> I need to append my multiple plots in pdf files.
> my problem is that I would want to run the R script a number times(closing
> and opening) and still want to append. If i keep the dev.off() it wouldnt
> let me see my plots while R is open.
>
> any idea!!
>
> Jorge Ivan Velez wrote:
>>
>> Hi Ramya,
>>
>> Perhaps
>>
>> pdf("C:/100plots.pdf")
>> for(i in 1:100) plot(rnorm(10), type='b', main='My 100 plots')
>> dev.off()
>>
>> HTH,
>>
>> Jorge
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 12:41 PM, Rajasekaramya
>> <ramya.victory at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>>
>>> hi there,
>>>
>>> Is there any function to append the pdf file.
>>>
>>> I want to write in a pdf file some 100 plots(in one single pdf containing
>>> 100 plots) while all the plot are created using a for loop.
>>>
>>> I can create 100 pdf one for each for each plot using a for loop but i
>>> want
>>> only one pdf with 100 plots.
>>>
>>> Ramya
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