[R] using text() to write into left margin

Terry J. Westley twestley at buffalo.veridian.com
Mon May 10 23:04:58 CEST 1999

On Fri, 7 May 1999, Terry Westley reported failure of 
text() to write text to the left of the left axis in
Solaris while it worked OK in Win95.

Ross Ihaka responded:
> This is due differences in clipping strategies.  If possible, graphics
> primitives are supposed to clip their items to the plot window, but
> hardware (and sofware) differs in its ability to do this.  If you want to
> turn the clipping off use the "xpd = TRUE" option.
> > plot(0:10,0:10,pch="+")
> > text(c(1,0.5,0,-0.5,-1),1,"O", xpd = TRUE)

Adding the xpd option to text() works great.  Thanks.

Terry J. Westley, Principal Engineer
Veridian Engineering, Calspan Operations
twestley at buffalo.veridian.com   http://www.veridian.com/
Author of TASH, an Ada binding to Tcl/Tk.
Visit the TASH web site at http://tash.calspan.com.

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