[Rd] windows() device: plot does not refresh with new drawing after opening and closing a new device

Michael Sumner mdsumner at gmail.com
Thu Mar 15 07:29:38 CET 2012


I see this problem in 2.14.1, a recent dev, and 2.15.0 alpha, but not
in an older build.

Start the R windows console and run this code:


The second set of points does not show up until the window is
minimized and restored.

If the device is replaced with a file-based one (pdf, png) there's no problem.

I see this behaviour on these versions:

  R version 2.15.0 alpha (2012-03-13 r58726)
  Platform: x86_64-pc-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)

  R Under development (unstable) (2012-02-28 r58513)
  Platform: x86_64-pc-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)

  R version 2.14.1 (2011-12-22)
  Platform: x86_64-pc-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)

I have an old beta install of 2.13.2 where the problem does not occur:

  R version 2.13.2 beta (2011-09-22 r57035)
  Platform: x86_64-pc-mingw32/x64 (64-bit)

Cheers, Mike.

Michael Sumner
Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania
Hobart, Australia
e-mail: mdsumner at gmail.com

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