[Rd] Implementation of pretty

Duncan Murdoch murdoch at stats.uwo.ca
Thu Apr 5 20:56:50 CEST 2007

On 4/5/2007 1:41 PM, hadley wickham wrote:
> On 4/5/07, Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> wrote:
>> >>>>> "hadley" == hadley wickham <h.wickham at gmail.com>
>> >>>>>     on Thu, 5 Apr 2007 10:43:41 -0500 writes:
>>     hadley> Hi, I'm trying to track down any references for the
>>     hadley> implementation of pretty (or grid.pretty) in R.  Is
>>     hadley> it original work?
>> Much of it is.  The original version, say R version 0.01, may
>> have been based on some reference, but we have added quite a few extra tweaks,
>> where in my case I sat down with a piece of paper, considered
>> and transformed some inequalities and also did computer
>> experiments additionally.
>> I've even started to make more coherent notes eventually, but
>> not electronically, and hence no tech.report /  publication / ...
>>  { Did you really want to know this :-) }
> Yes - that's great!  And if you ever do put you notes in electronic
> format I'd love to see them.  There's very little written on the
> subject of choosing good tick marks.

I wrote a little bit on this in a Chance column:

Murdoch, D.J. (2000).  Drawing a scatterplot.  {\em Chance} {\bf 13.3}, 

Duncan Murdoch

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