Monday, October 12, 2009

Multiple graphics windows in R

I have been thinking for the longest time that R could only handle one graphics windows, I should have looked a little deeper. It turns out that it is very easy to do.

To create a new window, simply type: windows() or X11(). This will open a new graphics device and give it the next available number.
To make window k the active window, the command is windows(k).
To close window k, is the way to go.

For more commands and information, see help(dev.cur) in Rgui.


  1. In linux better use dev.set(k) to change the focus to windows k.


  2. Thank you so much for your help.