[R] font size for pairs()

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Feb 4 16:10:38 CET 2000

On Fri, 4 Feb 2000, Simon  Bond wrote:

> Dear R-Help,
> I'm having some trouble with the font size in the pairs() function. It
> seems to be impossible to alter the font size for the variable labels that
> run down the diagonal. I've tried all the cex.??? parameters to no avail.

I think you just need to modify the function pairs.default to something

function (x, labels, panel = points, main = NULL, font.main =
    cex.main = par("cex.main"), cex.labels= par("cex"), ...) 
            text(mean(par("usr")[1:2]), mean(par("usr")[3:4]), 
                labels[i], cex=cex.labels)

I see S-PLUS computes the cex from the number if plots, and I suspect
we should consider a better default. pairs(USJudgeRatings[, 1:3])
looks pretty silly.

> I'm using R0.65.0 on windowsNT. If the simple answer is to upgrade to the
> latest version of R, then please accept my humble apologies for troubling you.

Well, all the font sizes have been altered since then, but with 0.99.0
imminent you might want to wait for that before upgrading.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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