[Rd] Re: AW: par(par()) corrupts devices (PR#807)
Tue, 16 Jan 2001 12:03:27 +1300
> > I find it frightening to discover that we obvisously have hidden device
> > parameters, and more frigthening that they may be modified by resizing.
> > Sorry that I can't provide code fix, but this is far to deep within the
> > heart of R.
> That's not quite right. R has several pars doing the same thing. They
> will give different answers after re-sizing, and the last one used wins
> out. S does not have this problem because (essentially) it does not
> resize. Ideally there would be a way to save just one of the
> conflicting options.
The aim of this design was so that, for example, a plot size specified in
inches would retain its physical dimensions when the window was resized
(which does not happen in S as Brian has pointed out). As you have
discovered, the design has some problems when you try to save and restore a
large list of graphics parameter settings. We are currently working on some
new graphics features which will avoid this problem.
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