Re: [Rd] Bug with png() and plot(type="n") (PR#7270)

From: <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Tue 12 Oct 2004 - 00:00:50 EST


On 8 Oct 2004, Peter Dalgaard wrote:

> mcintosh@research.telcordia.com writes:
>
> > Full_Name: Allen McIntosh
> > Version: 2.0.0
> > OS: Linux
> > Submission from: (NULL) (67.80.175.118)
> >
> >
> > Observed the bug with the following combinations: (RedHat 7.3, R 1.6.0) (RedHat
> > 7.3, R 1.9.1) (Redhat 9, R2.0.0).
> >
> > In the second plot (.png file) produced by the following sequence:
> >
> > png(file="x%d.png")
> > plot(1:10,1:10,main="ooo",type="n")
> > segments(1:9,1:9,2:10,1:9)
> > plot(1:10,10:1,main="XXXX",type="n")
> >
> > the axis labels, the tick marks and the title from the first plot have not been
> > erased. The call to segments() seems to be necessary, as does type="n". The
> > example I extracted this from also called abline(), which was sufficient to
> > trigger the bug. Inserting a call to frame() after the call to segments()
> > results in an extra file that ought to be blank, but instead contains the
> > offending text and tick marks.
> >
> > Workarounds short of multiple calls to png() appreciated.
>
> Apparently, the clipping of segments is still active when the drawing
> surface is erased.

Yes, and a fix has now been committed to R-patched/R-devel.

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