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Old 12-17-2012, 09:01 PM   #1
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R statistical package and gnuplot


I want to export R plot to gnuplot for flexibility.

Debian wheezy. R and gnuplot are downloaded from its repository (r-base..., gnuplot...)

After drawing a scatterplot, I would like to export it to gnuplot. (spread lines, please) The function scatterplot() returns nothing informative, unlike lm().

What I did:
Checked R-manual for output options, however, I cannot locate them. For Dogpile, "R" is too short for searching.

Has anybody ever run into this situation?

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Old 12-18-2012, 08:07 AM   #2
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Everything should be possible from within R .
what exactly do you want to do?

help.start() should be helpful.

scatter.smooth() in stats
smoothScatter() in graphics
see library lattice
There are many other libraries ...see taskview in r website
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I don't really know a darn thing about R, but I've used gnuplot quite a bit. gnuplot wants to import data, not any kind of existing plot files. I think you need to focus on the problem from that viewpoint. A google search for "'r language' export data" turns up an abundance of hits. A couple that I visited seem to have useful instructions.

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Old 12-18-2012, 07:36 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.

amani: What I want to do is fine formatting. I will check libraries suggested by you.

theNbomr: Yes, you are right. I did not describe enough at post #1. I have no problem with original data. I was looking for data points of mean/spread lines (could be data for spline?) to export. Currently, I found that it could be possible to tweak PostScript output by dev.print().

The problem here is that I am not familier with R plot and "gnuplot" has been my tool.

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