Re: [Rd] barplot manpage (PR#7331)

From: Dan Bolser <dmb_at_mrc-dunn.cam.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 02 Nov 2004 - 18:52:38 EST

Should these be in the (see also section)?

Like I said, the pages read fine if you understand the content already. I think some less formal man pages would drastically reduce the traffic on ink1">the R mailing list.

ink1">Just a hunch,
Dan.

On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Tony Plate wrote:

>Look at the help page for "par" for explanations of "cex" and "lty".
>
>The use of 'mp' is as a variable, as in
>

>
> mp <- barplot(....)
>

>The next paragraph refers to this variable.
>

>-- Tony Plate
>

>At Monday 05:12 PM 11/1/2004, dan@bolser.co.uk wrote:

>>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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