R-beta: error in x11 graphics?

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Wed Jul 22 20:07:54 CEST 1998

Bill Simpson <wsimpson at uwinnipeg.ca> writes:

> 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.
> Bill Simpson

Actually, the two are birds of a feather. The facilities for copying
plots between devices are also what makes it possible to redraw a plot
when the shape of the window changes.

Whether *perfect* WYSIWYG is even desirable is another matter. For
instance a smooth font rendered at 72 dpi often looks so horrible that
it gets in the way of what you really wanted the plot for in the first
place: extracting information. If you want a true preview, it is
usually better to save to a postscript file and use ghostview (or gv).

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