Posted By: Anonymous
I plot a simple linear regression using R.
I would like to save that image as PNG or JPEG, is it possible to do it automatically? (via code)
There are two different questions: First, I am already looking at the plot on my monitor and I would like to save it as is. Second, I have not yet generated the plot, but I would like to directly save it to disk when I execute my plotting code.
There are two closely-related questions, and an answer for each.
1. An image will be generated in future in my script, how do I save it to disk?
To save a plot, you need to do the following:
- Open a device, using
- Plot your model
- Close the device using
Some example code for saving the plot to a
fit <- lm(some ~ model) png(filename="your/file/location/name.png") plot(fit) dev.off()
This is described in the (combined) help page for the graphical formats
?tiff as well as in the separate help page for
Note however that the image might look different on disk to the same plot directly plotted to your screen, for example if you have resized the on-screen window.
Note that if your plot is made by either
ggplot2 you have to explicitly print the plot. See this answer that explains this in more detail and also links to the R FAQ: ggplot's qplot does not execute on sourcing
2. I’m currently looking at a plot on my screen and I want to copy it ‘as-is’ to disk.
This should copy the image perfectly, respecting any resizing you have done to the interactive window. You can, as in the first part of this answer, replace