set.panel {fields} | R Documentation |
Divides up the graphics window into a matrix of plots.
set.panel(m=1, n=1, relax=FALSE)
m |
Number of rows in the panel of plots |
n |
Number of columns in the panel. |
relax |
If true and the par command is already set for multiple plots, then the set.panel command is ignored. The default is relax set to false. |
After set.panel is called, the graphics screen is reset to put plots according to a m x n table. Plotting starts in the upper left hand corner and proceeds row by row. After m x n plots have been drawn, the next plot will erase the window and start in the 1,1 position again. This function is just a repackaging for specifying the mfrow argument to par. Setting up a panel of plots is a quick way to change the aspect ratio of the graph (ratio of height to width) or the size. For example, plotting 2 plots to a page produces a useful size graph for including in a report. You can print out the graphs at any stage without having to fill up the entire window with plots. This function, except for the "relax" option is equivalent to the S sequence: par( mfrow=c(m,n)).
The function will echo your choice of m and n to the terminal.
set.panel(5,2) #divide screen to hold 10 plots where there are 5 rows #and 2 columns plot( 1:10) plot( 2:8) set.panel() #reset screen to one plot per screen