[R] very large pair() plot

William Revelle lists at revelle.net
Fri Jul 1 17:36:24 CEST 2011

In addition to Uwe's suggestion of creating a pdf and then plotting 
to it, it is useful to set the gap size to 0 (gap=0)

You might also look at pairs.panels in the psych package which 
implements one of the examples in pairs (i.e., it gives histograms on 
the diagonal and reports the correlation above the diagonal).


At 11:30 AM -0600 6/30/11, Greg Snow wrote:
>In addition to Uwe's answer, you might also want to consider the 
>pairs2 function in the TeachingDemos package.  It lets you plot 
>sections of the overall scatterplot matrix rather than the whole 
>thing, so you could spread the entire scatterplot matrix over 
>multiple pages.

>Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
>Statistical Data Center
>Intermountain Healthcare
>greg.snow at imail.org
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>>  Hi everyone,
>>  I'm a newbie and this is my first post.
>>  My boss wants me to make a series of scatter plots where 76 variables
>>  are
>>  plotted against each other.  I know how to do this using pair()...my
>>  problem
>>  is that there are just too many plots to fit in the window.
>>  Is there any way I can get all the plots to fit and make the font size
>>  and
>>  marker size scale so it is readable? My goal is to create a *.pdf file
>>  that
>>  I can send to our large plotter.
>>  Thank you,
>>  Audrey Rager
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