R-beta: Functionality of tck=1, and mtext()

Matthew R. Nelson mrn at superh.hg.med.umich.edu
Wed Feb 4 20:22:14 CET 1998

In the version of R that I am running I have found two advertised 
features that don't appear to work correctly:

Version 0.61.0 Alpha (December 21, 1997)
(installed using r-base-0.61.0-2.i386.rpm)

1. mtext adj parameter is seriously offset to the right. For example: 
> par(oma=c(0,0,3,0)) 
> mtext("Try this", side=3, outer=T) # nothing is observed on x11
> mtext("Now try this", side=3, outer=T, adj=0) # appears in upper right 
                                                # hand corner

2. tck=1 does not create grid lines.  Any call with tck=whatever is ignored.
> plot(1,1)  
> axis(1, at=1.2, tck=1)  # standard tick mark below the axis

Are there workarounds to these problems?

Thanks for any help,

Matthew R. Nelson
Dept. of Human Genetics         
University of Michigan              http://www-personal.umich.edu/~ticul/
4711 Medical Science II             email: ticul at umich.edu
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-0618           phone: (313) 647-3151

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