Re: R-beta: Plot and scale

Peter Dalgaard BSA (p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk)
19 Mar 1998 18:10:24 +0100


To: Bill Simpson <wsimpson@uwinnipeg.ca>
Subject: Re: R-beta: Plot and scale
From: Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk>
Date: 19 Mar 1998 18:10:24 +0100
In-Reply-To: Bill Simpson's message of Thu, 19 Mar 1998 08:41:00 -0600 (CST)

Bill Simpson <wsimpson@uwinnipeg.ca> writes:

> postscript(...,width=..., height=...) command.  I personally think it is a
> design error in S-Plus/R for postscript() to modify the appearance of the
> plot compared to how it looks in the Graphics window.

Mmm....no. Not unless you want all devices to give identical output.
Different devices have different characteristics, media sizes, physical
fonts, etc. postscript() and x11() are just two different device
drivers. 

However, having dev.print/print.plot departing (much) from what you
see on the screen *is* probably a bug (although that obviously assumes
that the hardcopy device is PostScript).

-- 
   O__  ---- Peter Dalgaard             Blegdamsvej 3  
  c/ /'_ --- Dept. of Biostatistics     2200 Cph. N   
 (*) \(*) -- University of Copenhagen   Denmark      Ph: (+45) 35327918
~~~~~~~~~~ - (p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk)             FAX: (+45) 35327907

-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-
r-help mailing list -- Read http://www.ci.tuwien.ac.at/~hornik/R/R-FAQ.html
Send "info", "help", or "[un]subscribe"
(in the "body", not the subject !)  To: r-help-request@stat.math.ethz.ch
_._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._._