[IPython-dev] ipython notebook and ggplot2

Robert McGibbon rmcgibbo at gmail.com
Thu Dec 20 14:09:19 EST 2012

Oh. Never mind. Since the R cell is executed in that temporary directory, just calling ggsave() with a relative path should just work. That will save the plot in the current
temporary directory, and then ipython will find it and ship it to the browser.


On Dec 20, 2012, at 10:45 AM, Thomas Kluyver wrote:

> On 20 December 2012 18:29, Robert McGibbon <rmcgibbo at gmail.com> wrote:
> ggsave('temp.png'); system('open temp.png')
> At the end of my plotting session. This pops up the plot in my image editor.
> For the notebook, I think it's a little more complicated because you have to send the png to the front end through the display pub.
> In fact, the notebook just sets up a specific temporary directory for your R code, and then displays the png files saved in there. Maybe we should expose that to the R code as something like _ipy_tmpd, so that you can save arbitrary png files?
> Thomas
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