R-beta: Switching between plots without erasing them.

Thomas Lumley thomas at biostat.washington.edu
Mon Jun 30 18:06:43 CEST 1997

On Mon, 30 Jun 1997, Richard Lammers wrote:

> I originally sent this to the list a week ago.  Should I assume the lack
> of response was due to an inappropriate question, or that this cannot be
> done?

As Martin pointed out the problem was just that no-one knows the answer.

Perhaps we should put the split.screen() set of commands on the To Do
list.  They're documented on pp577-8 of Chambers & Hastie.  I have very
rarely seen them used, as for most purposes par(mfrow) is easier, but if
you need them you need them bad.

It won't be easy, especially if you want to avoid messing up the
print.plot() and save.plot() functions.

Thomas Lumley
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