par help page errors (PR#182)

Bill Venables
Mon, 3 May 1999 18:24:11 +0930 (CST)

>>>>> "MM" == maechler  <> writes:

>>>>> "Martyn" == Martyn Plummer <> writes:
    Martyn> R 0.64.0 In the help page for par(), the parameters
    Martyn> "oma" and "omi" are described as vectors of the form

I have always wondered why "oma" was so named.  The margin
parameters are "mar" (relative) and "mai" (in inches), why isn't
the outer margin parameter for relative units called "omr".  To
me "Oma" sounds like someone's grandmother... . :-)

    Martyn> c(xb, xt, yl, yr) whereas they are c(xb,yl,xt,yr)

    MM> Thanks Martyn.  Committed a fix naming them c(xbot,
    MM> yleft, xtop, yright).

Why not go all the way and just use c(bottom, left, top, right)?
the x/y prefixes only serve to confuse in my view.  These are
margins, not axes.

Bill Venables, Statistician, CMIS Environmetrics Project.

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