[Rd] Bug in axis labels (PR#7860)

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Sat May 14 17:44:49 CEST 2005

This is fixed now, in R-patched and R-devel.

Duncan Murdoch

murdoch at stats.uwo.ca wrote:
> Bob O'hara wrote:
>>I'm a bit reluctant to call anything a bug: I know it's usually my 
>>incompetence instead.  In this case, I can't see what else it is, 
>>although it may be a bug in Windows.
>>The problem comes from trying to create a .png of a figure in Windows 
>>XP, with R2.1.0.  On the screen it looks OK, but in the .png the text 
>>for the x label is smaller than for the y label.  The problem seems to 
>>be created by using axes=F in plot().  Here's some code to demonstrate 
>>the problem:
>>XX=1:5;  YY=1:5
>> plot(XX, YY, axes=F, xlab="X label", ylab="Y label")
>> plot(XX, YY, xlab="X label", ylab="Y label")
>>I get a similar problem with bmp() and jpeg(), but not postscript() or 
>>pdf().  If I draw the figure in the window in R and then save it as a 
>>.png from the menu, the png looks fine.
>>Everything works fine in R1.5.1 (I know, I know!) on Debian Linux, which 
>>is why I'm reporting this as a Windows problem.
> I see the problem in the first figure, and it's still there in a recent 
> r-devel build.  My test was also on Windows. Since png() uses the 
> Windows graphics driver, it does look like an R bug in the Windows 
> graphics driver, but I'd like to hear from someone on a different 
> platform...
> Duncan Murdoch
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