[R] Merge postscript files into ps/pdf

Ralf B ralf.bierig at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 21:29:38 CET 2010

I know such programs, however, for my specific problem I have an R
script that creates a report (which I have to create many times) and I
would like to append about 100 single paged post scripts at the end as
appendix. File names are controlled so it would be easy to detect
them; I just miss a useful function/package that allows me to perhaps
print them to a postscript graphics device.


On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 11:47 AM, Greg Snow <Greg.Snow at imail.org> wrote:
> The best approach if creating all the files using R is to change how you create the graphs so that they all go to one file to begin with (as mentioned by Joshua), but if some of the files are created differently (rgl, external programs), then this is not an option.
> One external program that is fairly easy to use is pdftk which will concatenate multiple pdf files into 1 (among other things).  If you want more control of layout then you can use LaTeX which will read and include ps/pdf.
> If you need to use R, then you can read ps files using the grImport package and then replot them to a postscript/pdf device with onefile set to TRUE.
> --
> Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
> Statistical Data Center
> Intermountain Healthcare
> greg.snow at imail.org
> 801.408.8111
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>> I created multiple postscript files using ?postscript. How can I merge
>> them into a single postscript file using R? How can I merge them into
>> a single pdf file?
>> Thanks a lot,
>> Ralf
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