Re: [Rd] documentation for argument to screen (PR#9085)

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 18 Jul 2006 - 16:46:00 GMT

On Tue, 18 Jul 2006, Douglas Grove wrote:

> The reason I noticed this is that I do not know how
> the screens are numbered.

Well, the S documentation also does not say, so it is regarded as obvious. AFAIK sequentially from the last used number, either in the order of the rows of 'figs' or row-major order on the grid.

> And for future reference, is there a source that documents
> how to create a patch for documentation or source code?
> I have never made a patch but I would like to be able
> to do this in the future.

'man patch' tells you all you need to know (and more). You need to have the latest version of the file via svn (see the FAQ): careful saving of the display such as
https://svn.r-project.org/R/trunk/src/library/graphics/man/screen.Rd will do equally well.

>
> Thanks,
> Doug
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, 18 Jul 2006, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>
> > Patch, please ....
> >
> > On Tue, 18 Jul 2006, dgrove@fhcrc.org wrote:
> >
> > > Full_Name: Doug Grove
> > > Version: 2.3.1 patched (2006-07-03 r38485)
> > > OS: Windows
> > > Submission from: (NULL) (24.19.37.159)
> > >
> > >
> > > A msg. to R-help prompted me to read the help page for split.screen/screen,
> > > etc.
> > > I understand what the function is for, but could not find information that
> > > described how the argument 'n' in screen/erase.screen/close.screen is mapped to
> > > the regions on the device. All we are told is e.g. screen(1) prepares the first
> > > region for plotting - but which region is region 1?? Obviously this can be
> > > figured out by playing around with the function, but a description of how the
> > > regions are numbered would make a nice addition.
> > >
> > > Thanks!
> > > Doug
> > >
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> >
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> > Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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>
>

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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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