Clipping and (device)_Text
Wed, 11 Nov 1998 18:56:48 +0100
I observed that my graphapp device (the one I used under Windows) behaves
in a different way from the X11 device when a text(...) command is issued.
My first example was using the Brian Ripley's tree package under Windows.
> ir.tr <- tree(Species~.,iris)
I had a "setosa" on the left with only half of the first 's' and a virginica
on the right with only half of the 'a' shown.
Problem seems to be that in my device text(...) is clipped. Indeed
> text(-0.5,3,"some dots.........................................",adj=c(0,0))
under Windows shows the string clipped
in the 'plotting region' (inside the rectangle of the plotted axes);
on the contrary, the full string is shown under Unix.
In a first moment, I though that the clipping region should be restored
to the full device every time a command is completed, i.e, in the
previous case after the plot(1:10). This works for text(...)
commands but not for other drawing commands.
For example, then I observed that
gives problems (the `abline' line extends outside the 'plotting
region' -> clipping is supposed to be 'passed' from a drawing
command to the next one; is this right?).
Next, since I found the following comments in devX11.c
/* Device capabilities */
/* Clipping is problematic for X11 */
/* Graphics is clipped, text is not */
dd->dp.canClip = 1;
I simple disabled clipping in (device)_Text(...).
Now, all seems ok; examples before, demo(graphics),....
But, in this way, (device)_Text never 'clips'.
Is this correct? Or I must reintroduce clipping in
(device)_Text and set dd->dp.canClip to a values different
from 1 to advise the graphics engine that my device
clip text, too?
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