R-alpha: par(par())

Ross Ihaka (ihaka@stat.auckland.ac.nz)
Mon, 23 Dec 1996 12:54:07 +1300 (NZDT)

From: Ross Ihaka <ihaka@stat.auckland.ac.nz>
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 1996 12:54:07 +1300 (NZDT)
Message-Id: <199612222354.MAA10209@stat2.stat.auckland.ac.nz>
To: Paul Gilbert <la-jassine@aix.pacwan.net>
Subject: R-alpha: par(par())
In-Reply-To: <1360825416-6602545@pacwan.mm-soft.fr>

Paul Gilbert writes:
 >   old.par <- par()
 >   par(old.par)
 > gives an error "lwd" has wrong length and 
 >   par(lwd=80)
 > does not complain but leaves lwd set to NULL. (I'm not sure what lwd does.)

I will look at this.  It should just be ignored (at present).
It's only there for compatibility.

 > Also, is there any way to test for an active graphics device, like dev.cur()?

In response to needles from Martin M.  I have just started looking at
this as part of the mutiple device-driver problem.  Don't expect much
for a while.
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