R-beta: error in x11 graphics?

Arne Kovac kovac at gauss.mathematik.uni-essen.de
Wed Jul 22 16:21:57 CEST 1998

On Wed, 22 Jul 1998, Bill Simpson wrote:

> I was just wondering: what is the purpose of resizable windows for
> graphics, anyway?  The fixed size that used to exist was fine for me. It
> must be a lot of effort to get this to work for little payoff. I
> personally would make WYSIWYG graphics window (i.e. printed version is
> same as one in graphics window) a much higher priority.

There is another advantage of the new x11 graphics: on some operating
systems the content of an R<=0.61.x graphics windows is lost when it is
hidden by another window for example by the R terminal window. On two of
our IBM workstations it used to be a pain to arrange all windows on the
desktop everytime when R was started. Working with R 0.62.x is much more
fun and the advantages of the new graphics are invaluable.


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