Re: [Rd] [ping] panel.first for bxp

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 09:48:46 +0000

This is the wrong place: please file enhancement requests on R-bugs.

But I see no case at all for adding this, and all enhancements to base R need convincing cases since you are effectively volunteering someone else to maintain this in perpetuity. The lack of response so far suggests that no R-core member is willing to be volunteered.

On 05/02/2012 16:33, Manuel López-Ibáñez wrote:
> Patch: https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2012-January/063147.html
>
> On 30/01/12 18:24, Manuel López-Ibáñez wrote:
>> I am intrigued why bxp does not support panel.first in order to draw a
>> grid
>> behind the boxplots. The advice given here:

You give no example of what you want to do, nor any argument as to why this cannot be done any other way. For example, why does bxp(add=TRUE) not suffice?

>> https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2006-April/104608.html

Which is not from a recognized authority ....

>> seems utterly bogus, and the result is noticeably different in PDF.
>>
>> I would propose the following patch, which follows what is done for
>> plot.default. If it is ok, I can produce also patches for the
>> documentation.
>>
>> Please apply to:
>>
>> https://svn.r-project.org/R/trunk/src/library/graphics/R/boxplot.R
>>
>> Cheers,
>> Manuel.
>>
>>
>
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