[R] Plot Character Sizes in rw-0.90.0

John Maindonald john.maindonald at anu.edu.au
Wed Dec 1 22:51:47 CET 1999

I have two supposedly identical installations, one under Windows 95,
and the other (at home) under Windows 98.  The puzzle is that under 
my Windows 98 installation, symbols plotted by default or with pch
come out huge, at about 2.2 times the height of the axis labels.
Setting cex=0.5 seems about what is needed to fix the heights.

On the Windows 95 installation, the symbols come out just a little
smaller than the height of the axis labels.

Unless someone has an immediate explanation, maybe I need to send a
bug report from my home machine?

A further point is that, contrary to the documentation of par(),
setting of mkh seems to have no effect on the height of symbols 
plotted with pch, e. g.

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