[R] R-Graphics

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Jul 26 23:50:14 CEST 1999

partha_bagchi at hgsi.com writes:

> I am having a strange problem with R graphics:
> I am testing out R on a Sun Solaris machine. I generate a simple postscript
> graph as:
> postscript(file="temp.ps", paper= "letter")
> plot(c(1:10), xlab= "index", ylab= "Cell Count")
> title("Generic Test of R-Graphics")
> dev.off()
> When I view the temp.ps file with gs (version 5.50) I get the graph rotated
> by at least 90 deg. Is this a bug or have I missed something?
> TIA.

PostScript, bounding boxes, and paper orientations are tricky issues.
"gv" gets this one right. I suspect that the trouble is that gs
doesn't really know what to do with the metacomment

%%Orientation: Landscape

so it assumes that the paper is portrait and displays it like that.

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