[Rd] barplot manpage (PR#7331)

From: <dan_at_bolser.co.uk>
Date: Tue 02 Nov 2004 - 11:12:19 EST


Full_Name: Dan B
Version: R 2.0.0 (2004-10-04).
OS: Fedora 2
Submission from: (NULL) (80.6.127.185)

The man page for barplot (?barplot) is confusing...

<quote>

cex.axis: expansion factor for numeric axis labels. cex.names: expansion factor for axis names (bar labels).
</quote>

What is an 'expansion factor', and what does it do in this context?

<quote>

axis.lty: the graphics parameter 'lty' applied to the axis and tick

          marks of the categorical (default horizontal) axis.  Note
          that by default the axis is suppressed.

</quote>

This makes no sense unless you know what it does already (which I don't). So this is more of a programmers cleft note in a 'common language' than a function documentation page.

<quote>

say 'mp', giving the coordinates of _all_ the bar midpoints drawn,
</quote>

Say what?



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