I am having some issues when plotting rasters with the raster::plot function. It seems that my Rstudio's graphic device has some problem and the plots are just very very tiny. As of illustration, if the outcome of



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whereas if plotting it on R application or through my Mac's terminal, the output is just perfect. This happens to any raster I try to plot. In both applications, my raster and sp packages version are the same (2.6-7 and 1.2-5, respectively).

I am running RStudio version 1.0.136 on a 64bit iMac (late 2015). The R version running is 3.3.2. My os is version 10.12.6 (macOS Sierra). Any thoughts?

This question follows up raster::plot() plotting raster too small- is there an alternative on ggplot?, where I thought the issue was the raster file.

  • Upgrade to R 3.4.x and the latest RStudio and try again
    – Spacedman
    Dec 14, 2017 at 12:33
  • It actually did not work. Moreover, it happens to happen only in RStudio. Running the same code from R or from the Terminal, the plot comes out perfectly. Any thoughts? Apr 27, 2018 at 11:52
  • Looks like Rstudio weirdness.... try community.rstudio.com
    – Spacedman
    Apr 27, 2018 at 15:30

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I had the same problem. I solved it by updating R AND by clicking on the Clear all Plots sign (a broom) in the plot window.

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