Re: [R] screen resolution effects on graphics

From: Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue 29 Aug 2006 - 05:13:38 EST

I think there are problems with browseURL on Windows XP with IE. Put the file in screen.htm and then run:

shell.exec("screen.htm")

it will come up -- it will block it and you will have to click to unblock it; however,
that will interfere with any automatic procedure.

On 8/28/06, Charles Annis, P.E.
<Charles.Annis@statisticalengineering.com> wrote:
> Romain:
>
> > a <- tempfile()
> > cat('<html><script type="text/javascript"> document.write(screen.width) ;
> </script></html>', file=a)
> > browseURL(a)
> >
>
> The object "a" was created, but no browser opened.
>
> > ls()
> [1] "a"
> > a
> [1] "C:\\DOCUME~1\\CHARLE~1\\LOCALS~1\\Temp\\RtmpRgWrqb\\file678418be"
> >
>
>
>
> Charles Annis, P.E.
>
> Charles.Annis@StatisticalEngineering.com
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>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch
> [mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Romain Francois
> Sent: Monday, August 28, 2006 2:30 PM
> To: Prof Brian Ripley
> Cc: Charles Annis, P.E.; r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] screen resolution effects on graphics
>
> Prof Brian Ripley a écrit :
> > On Mon, 28 Aug 2006, Charles Annis, P.E. wrote:
> >
> >
> >> Greetings, R-Citizens:
> >>
> >> I have the good fortune of working with a 19" 1280 X 1024 pixel monitor.
> My
> >>
> >
> > (Similar to our student lab has used for many years.)
> >
> >
> >> R-code produces nice-looking graphics on this machine but the same code
> >> results in crowded plots on an older machine with 800 X 600 resolution.
> In
> >> hindsight this seems obvious, but I didn't anticipate it.
> >>
> >
> > It is not obvious to me: I have never experienced it. What OS and
> > graphics device is this?
> >
> > Almost all of R's graphics is independent of the screen resolution (the
> > exception being the bitmapped devices such as jpeg), with things sized in
> > inches or points. My machines are 1600x1200 (apart from 1280x800 on my
> > laptop), so I meet a considerable reduction when using a computer
> > projector, and my plots do not look crowded.
> >
> > However, one issue is when the OS has a seriously incorrect setting for
> > the screen resolution and so does not give the sizes asked for by R. We
> > have seen that on both Linux and Windows, and the windows() device has
> > arguments to set the correct values. (On X11 you should be able to set
> > this in Xconfig files.)
> >
> > If this is Windows, check carefully the description of the initial screen
> > size in ?windows. That can have unexpected effects on physically small
> > screens.
> >
> > At one time the X11() device was set up to assume 75dpi unless the
> > reported resolution was 100+/-0.5dpi. My then monitor reported 99.2 dpi
> > and so things came out at 3/4 of the intended size. We fixed that quite a
>
> > while back.
> >
> >
> >> My code will be used on machines with varying graphics (and memory)
> >> capacity. Is there a way I can check the native resolution of the
> machine
> >> so that I can make adjustments to my code for the possible limitations of
> >> the machine running it?
> >>
> >
> > Only via C code, which is how R does it.
> Hi,
>
> Javascript knows, can we ask him ?
>
> I mean, if I do that in R :
>
> a <- tempfile()
> cat('<html><script type="text/javascript"> document.write(screen.width)
> ; </script></html>', file=a)
> browseURL(a)
>
> I get "1920" in my browser's window. Can R read it ?
>
> Romain
>
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