[Rd] barplot manpage (PR#7331)
dmb at mrc-dunn.cam.ac.uk
Tue Nov 2 08:52:38 CET 2004
Should these be in the (see also section)?
Like I said, the pages read fine if you understand the content already. I
think some less formal man pages would drastically reduce the traffic on
the R mailing list.
Just a hunch,
On Mon, 1 Nov 2004, Tony Plate wrote:
>Look at the help page for "par" for explanations of "cex" and "lty".
>The use of 'mp' is as a variable, as in
> > mp <- barplot(....)
>The next paragraph refers to this variable.
>-- Tony Plate
>At Monday 05:12 PM 11/1/2004, dan at bolser.co.uk wrote:
>>Full_Name: Dan B
>>Version: R 2.0.0 (2004-10-04).
>>OS: Fedora 2
>>Submission from: (NULL) (184.108.40.206)
>>The man page for barplot (?barplot) is confusing...
>>cex.axis: expansion factor for numeric axis labels.
>>cex.names: expansion factor for axis names (bar labels).
>>What is an 'expansion factor', and what does it do in this context?
>>axis.lty: the graphics parameter 'lty' applied to the axis and tick
>> marks of the categorical (default horizontal) axis. Note
>> that by default the axis is suppressed.
>>This makes no sense unless you know what it does already (which I don't). So
>>this is more of a programmers cleft note in a 'common language' than a
>>say 'mp', giving the coordinates of _all_ the bar midpoints drawn,
>>R-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
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