Re: [R] Debugging R's code: boxplot.stats

From: Martin Maechler <maechler_at_stat.math.ethz.ch>
Date: Mon 30 Oct 2006 - 09:13:52 GMT

>>>>> "Duncan" == Duncan Murdoch <murdoch@stats.uwo.ca>
>>>>> on Sat, 28 Oct 2006 08:03:33 -0400 writes:

[...........]

    Duncan> Not sure why boxplot.stats is in grDevices rather
    Duncan> than graphics, but that's not really relevant to
    Duncan> your problems.

because it does "computation for Graphics" (capitalized on purpose) which should not at all be limited to old-style S graphics which is the topic of the "graphics" package.
E.g. "grid" and grid-based graphics should use boxplot.stats (for consistency).
For the same reason, "color computations" are in 'grDevices', [[and we have acknowledged a while ago that 'grDevices' has become a   slight misnomer

Martin Maechler



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