Re: [Rd] X11 image problem in R-2.8.0 Under development / R-2.7

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2008 06:24:46 +0100 (BST)

On Thu, 3 Apr 2008, Martin Morgan wrote:

> I apologize if this is too obscure to reproduce, or some idiosyncratic
> aspects of my system. If I create a plot, e.g.,
>
> > plot(1:10)
>
> I get a graphics device as expected. I then click on the 'zoom' box on
> my X11 window, so the window expands to occupy the entire screen. The
> plot is redrawn at the scale of the large window, but is clipped to the
> 'unzoomed' size. I only see the top left portion of the plot,
> occupying the space of the original image.
>
> Here are the R essentials; I'm using X11 on a recent SuSE, connecting
> via a moderately out-of-date cygwin from Windows. I'm happy to provide
> more detail if pointed in the right direction (and will trouble shoot
> myself if this is not a general problem).

We've seen it, but not all systems do it. At present it looks like a cairo bug, but more work is needed on it. If we haven't found a workaround by release time, it will be documented on the help page.

>
> > sessionInfo()
> R version 2.8.0 Under development (unstable) (2008-04-03 r45066)
> x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
>
> locale:
> LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8;LC_NUMERIC=C;LC_TIME=en_US.UTF-8;LC_COLLATE=en_US.UTF-8;LC_MONETARY=C;LC_MESSAGES=en_US.UTF-8;LC_PAPER=en_US.UTF-8;LC_NAME=C;LC_ADDRESS=C;LC_TELEPHONE=C;LC_MEASUREMENT=en_US.UTF-8;LC_IDENTIFICATION=C
>
> attached base packages:
> [1] stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
>
> > capabilities()
> jpeg png tcltk X11 aqua http/ftp sockets libxml
> TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE FALSE TRUE TRUE TRUE
> fifo cledit iconv NLS profmem cairo
> TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE
>
>
> Martin
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