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=Graphics Devices=
 
=Graphics Devices=
 
R plots can be produced in the graphical user interface and viewed there or saved in various formats. However, it can be useful (especially when using [[LaTeX tips | LaTeX]]) to produce figures in R directly as a pdf file. To learn more about this option, get help on ?pdf within R.
 
R plots can be produced in the graphical user interface and viewed there or saved in various formats. However, it can be useful (especially when using [[LaTeX tips | LaTeX]]) to produce figures in R directly as a pdf file. To learn more about this option, get help on ?pdf within R.
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= Animation =
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The basic idea is to write out a sequence of pdf files (i.e. myfile0.pdf, myfile1.pdf, myfile2.pdf, ...) from R, then stitch them together into an animation.
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=== pdfanim ===
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[http://www-user.uni-bremen.de/~skupin/pdfanim/ pdfanim] is a package for LaTeX, so if you want your animation in a LaTeX document or already use LaTeX, this is a great way to go.  Here's a sample file, fill in ''refname'' with how you want to refer to the animation, ''fileprefix'' with the file prefix (i.e. myfile) including relative path if necessary, and ''#files'' with how many files there are (assumed to be numbered starting with 0).
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<pre>
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\documentclass[12pt]{article}
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\usepackage{hyperref}
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\usepackage[NoDocJS]{pdfanim}
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\PDFAnimLoad[width=6in]{refname}{fileprefix}{#files}
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\begin{document}
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\PDFAnimation{refname}
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\end{document}
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</pre>
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=== ImageMagick ===
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[http://www.imagemagick.org ImageMagick]
  
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Latest revision as of 00:03, 5 January 2010

Contents

Graphics Devices

R plots can be produced in the graphical user interface and viewed there or saved in various formats. However, it can be useful (especially when using LaTeX) to produce figures in R directly as a pdf file. To learn more about this option, get help on ?pdf within R.

Animation

The basic idea is to write out a sequence of pdf files (i.e. myfile0.pdf, myfile1.pdf, myfile2.pdf, ...) from R, then stitch them together into an animation.

pdfanim

pdfanim is a package for LaTeX, so if you want your animation in a LaTeX document or already use LaTeX, this is a great way to go. Here's a sample file, fill in refname with how you want to refer to the animation, fileprefix with the file prefix (i.e. myfile) including relative path if necessary, and #files with how many files there are (assumed to be numbered starting with 0).

\documentclass[12pt]{article}

\usepackage{hyperref}
\usepackage[NoDocJS]{pdfanim}

\PDFAnimLoad[width=6in]{refname}{fileprefix}{#files}

\begin{document}

\PDFAnimation{refname}

\end{document}

ImageMagick

ImageMagick

See also

R tips

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