Re: [R] package under unix

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Date: Mon, 16 Jun 2008 09:43:43 +0200


> I entirely agree with Patrick, and would add 'why do you think a 5"
> square window is appropriate on both 8" and 30" monitors?'.

I do not realy care about 5", 8" or 20", I use it when I devellop, I will remove it for the final package.
I just want the two windows to not be one on the top of the other. I do not care if one in on right, the other left, or one at the top of the
screen, the other at the bottom...

> X11() does have xpos and ypos,

I am using R 2.7 but I do not manage to deal with X11 and xpos : X11(xpos=0) give an error
windows.options(xpos=0) ; X11() open a windows but it does not change the place.
Am I misunderstanding something ?


> curb your enthusiasm to make decisions for your package users.
> On Mon, 16 Jun 2008, Christophe Genolini wrote:
>>> Generally, I like to use a pdf device which can have any number of
>>> pages.
>> I am proposing a graphical way a selecting a clusterization based a
>> quality criterion. In order to avoid local maximum, you can build
>> something like 10 000 clusterization. Exporting all of them has no
>> sence. So I open two graph, on the left you can see all the quality
>> criterion. On the rigth, you can see the clusterization that you are
>> curently selecting on the left graph. The idea is not to export all
>> the clusterization but to chose one. So you can change the selected
>> clusterization by using the arrow. This is possible only on a screen.
>>> But an X11 device will also work for single plots and there's no need
>>> to specifically set it in the package.
>> Thanks a lot.
>> Is there a way to set the position at which the x11 windows shall
>> open ? I do not want to be very precise, I just want the two windows
>> to not open one on the top of the other...
>>> Why not let users set the device they wish to use?
>> The function that is calling windows(5,5,xpos=0) is called
>> "choice()". So users that do not like the output that I propose are
>> free to not call "choice()", others are free to use it...
>>> Requests to the maintainer gets no response.
>> Lol ! I am so proud when someone is using one of my two package that
>> I answer very fast... ;-)
>> May be it will change when I will have ten to maintain ?
>> Christophe
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