new versions of grid and lattice

Paul Murrell p.murrell at
Tue Dec 18 04:52:36 CET 2001


New versions of the grid and lattice packages will be available with the
release of R 1.4 (in a couple of days):


These packages will no longer be in the "development" directory (i.e., they
will be in CRAN/src/contrib).

The changes in this release are mostly to grid, with lattice modified just
to take account of those changes.

Some important points about the grid changes are ...

(i)  grid_0.5 will only work with R version 1.4 or later.

(ii)  The main new features are support for clipping to viewports and
support for multiple devices.  See the file grid/doc/changes_0.5.txt for
other changes.

(iii)  There is a known bug on Windows;  turning on plot history recording
while producing grid graphics will crash R.  Adding individual plots to the
plot history seems to work ok.

(iv)  Some things still missing are:  vector fonts, mathematical annotation,
compatibility with base graphics, and many helpful suggestions from users
that I still haven't found time to get to! :)

Paul Murrell
Deepayan Sarkar

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