Re: [R] Text position in Traditional Graphics

From: Mike Prager <>
Date: Wed 24 Jan 2007 - 22:01:04 GMT

Mike Prager <> wrote:

> R 2.4.1 on Windows XP.
> Question: In traditional graphics, is it possible to find out
> the height of a line of text in units that can be used in
> arithmetic and then in calls to text()?

I seem to have solved my own question by setting the user scale to the size of the window in inches, converting the point size into inches, and going from there. This works well for all sizes of windows. It doesn't change the spacing when windows are resized, but I can live with that.

There is nothing like posting to R-help to stimulate one's own thoughts.

Mike Prager, NOAA, Beaufort, NC
* Opinions expressed are personal and not represented otherwise.
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