Re: [Rd] Unexpected difference in Bounding Box of PDF graphics between 2.3.1p and 2.4 (PR#9070)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon 10 Jul 2006 - 11:38:41 GMT

This is already fixed.

There is no such thing as '2.4', nor does PDF have a bounding box!

The issue was that for a short while the paper size of pdf() was defaulting to "default", the same as postscript() (and this was intentional). It is now the previous default of "special", and setting paper="special" always worked.

On Mon, 10 Jul 2006, Hin-Tak Leung wrote:

> huber@ebi.ac.uk wrote:
>> Full_Name: Wolfgang Huber
>> Version: R version 2.4.0 Under development (unstable) (2006-07-09 r38523)
>> OS: i686-pc-linux-gnu
>> Submission from: (NULL) (62.253.128.15)
>>
>>
>> There appears to be unintentional behaviour in the size of the bounding box for
>> PDF graphics produced with the current R2.4, compared to 2.3.1. I posted two PDF
>> files, both produced with the same R script below, but different versions of R:
>> http://www.ebi.ac.uk/~huber/pub
>>
>> The code is here:
>>
>>
>> pdf(file=sprintf("test-%s.pdf", version$"svn rev"), width=4, height=4)
>> par(mai=par("mai")[rep(1:2,2)])
>> x = seq(0, 10*pi, length=3000)
>> plot(x*cbind(sin(x),cos(x)), type="l", col="mistyrose", lwd=3)
>>
>> sink(textConnection("s", "w"))
>> options(width=40)
>> print(sessionInfo(), width=30)
>> sink()
>>
>> text(-30, 30-4*seq(along=s), s, adj=c(0,0.5), cex=0.7)
>> dev.off()
>>
>>
>>
>> and one of the differences between the resulting PDF files is:
>> test-38323.pdf: /MediaBox [0 0 288 288]
>> test-38523.pdf: /MediaBox [0 0 595 841]
>>
>> The former corresponds to 4x4 inches, the latter to 21cm x 29.67cm.
>
> [0 0 595 842] is A4 size. Probably a default taken from something.
>
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