[R] graphics

Bill Simpson wsi at gcal.ac.uk
Thu Dec 2 10:48:27 CET 1999

As I understand it, all this discussion is referring to how the graphics
look on the screen. Maybe it is pointless to mention the following, but
here I go:
- what is on the screen (X11) should agree with what is printed
- the default sizes of letters and symbols are too small in
ouput produced by dev.print. Should be double the size. I always use
cex=2, but numerous things get buggered up. In my opinion, the current
behaviour is a bad legacy from S. Default S plots use labels and symbols
that are too small. Remember that plots submitted to journals
and book publishers always get scaled down, so in the original version
they have to be quite large. Take a look at V&R, pp16-17 for plots whose
axis labels are smaller than surrounding main text.


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