[R] Multi-plot

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Aug 20 21:25:04 CEST 2002

On Tue, 20 Aug 2002, Ben Bolker wrote:

>   Create a new graphics window between plots.
>   You don't say what operating system you're using: for Unix, x11() is the
> command to create a new window; for Windows, I believe it's windows() (see
> ?Devices).
>   Then see ?dev.cur() for information on how you can list, switch between
> graphics windows, etc.
>   Q to gurus: is there a simple way to get the command for the default
> graphics driver, something like options()$createdevice [options$device is
> useful but "X11" can't quite be turned into x11() without some hacking,
> and I don't know if that hack would work generally].  You can always write
> a little bit of conditional code, but I'm just wondering if there's a
> simple one-liner ...


is essentially what the internal code does.  I've written that several
times before, and will see if I can find a place to put it in the
online docs.  (Ben: Suggestions welcome as to where.)

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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