Re: R-beta: Plot and scale (aside)

Gerry Brush (
Thu, 19 Mar 98 19:03:04 GMT

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Date: Thu, 19 Mar 98 19:03:04 GMT
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Subject: Re: R-beta: Plot and scale (aside)

Bill Simpson <> writes:
> I have this opinion from years of working on the Mac, where the WYSIWYG
> philosophy permeated everything.  The monitor and the printer were always
> coordinated so the physical dimensions of a figure on the monitor and the
> physical dimensions of the figure on the printer were identical.  (I
> am including fonts of course) This was achieved despite the huge diffs in
> monitor and laser printer resolution. I think this approach was also used
> on NeXT.  And it is a wonderful time-saver for people who do graphics.
> If you haven't experienced it, you don't know what you're missing.

Yes, it is even better on nextstep, now to be reincarnated in Apple's  
Rhapsody, which uses postscript to display both on screen and on paper (unlike  
the Mac), thus unifying the imaging.

Gerry Brush

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