Re: R-alpha: 0.16.1: bxp() or par2(.) bug: ``parameter "fill" is not setable''

Ross Ihaka (ihaka@stat.auckland.ac.nz)
Wed, 19 Feb 1997 08:33:18 +1300 (NZDT)


Date: Wed, 19 Feb 1997 08:33:18 +1300 (NZDT)
From: Ross Ihaka <ihaka@stat.auckland.ac.nz>
Message-Id: <199702181933.IAA23549@stat1.stat.auckland.ac.nz>
To: R-testers@stat.math.ethz.ch, maechler@stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re:  R-alpha: 0.16.1: bxp() or par2(.) bug:  ``parameter "fill" is not setable''

Martin Maechler writes:

> This is from the	demos/  directory :

> i.e., from the file	RHOME/demos/graphics/graphics :

> > par(bg="cornsilk")
> > n <- 10
> > g <- gl(n, 100, n*100)
> > x <- rnorm(n*100) + sqrt(codes(g))
> > boxplot(split(x,g), fill="lavender", notch=TRUE)
> Next plot? 
> Error in par2(args) : parameter "fill" is not setable

> The reason is that 'boxplot' and 'bxp' have been rewritten since 0.15,
> not using an explicit "fill =" parameter anymore, but rather rely on
> passing parameters to  par2(..).

> And par2(..) [now an .Internal, in  .../main/par.c ]
> does not yet know how to deal with  "fill = "

Arrrrgh!  I gotta stop this tinkering.

I have a grad student who is creating a new graphics system which I hope
will replace all the graphics currently in R.  Might be a bit of wait though.
	Ross
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