[R] graphics

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Dec 2 10:39:55 CET 1999

On Thu, 2 Dec 1999, Bill Simpson wrote:

> 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.

There are no plots on those pages! Presumably you have an old edition.

It is quite common in journals to have minor labels smaller than the main
text: after all the footnotes and index are smaller than the main text in
our book. Those plots have been checked and approved (three times) by
professional copy editors.

What you get with dev.print is entirely up to you: it depends on how you
set pointsize and in particular if you like looking at plots with your head
turned through 90^o. (I get very frustrated with students who produce
landscape plots that way: the default pointsize is relative to a much
smaller plot if it is portrait not the default (for some reason that has
always escaped me) landscape.)

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Professor of Applied Statistics,  http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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