[R] R 1.1 congrat; undocumented behaviour of recordPlot
Peter Dalgaard BSA
p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Thu Jun 22 17:07:05 CEST 2000
I think this is pretty certainly a bug, so I'm cc'ing this to r-bugs.
Kaspar Pflugshaupt <pflugshaupt at geobot.umnw.ethz.ch> writes:
> first, I'd like to congratulate the core team to the new R version 1.1. I
> think it's a great update, with glimpses into an even greater future
> While playing around with the new functions (on Win 95), I found the
> As the documentation states, when I generate a plot and save it with
> recordPlot, I can regenerate it by printing the variable:
> > plot(1:10)
> > abline(h=5)
> > abline(v=5)
> > t.plot<-recordPlot()
> > t.plot
> works perfectly.
> Now, if I add further elements to this (regenerated) plot, they get drawn
> all right (I tested only abline()), which surprised me . But when I re-save
> the result, only the new additions get saved:
> > abline(h=9) # works (to my surprise)
> > t.plot2<-recordPlot # saves only the addition, as can be seen by:
> > str(t.plot2)
> OK, so I thought I might regenerate the combined plot by
> > t.plot # worked
> > t.plot2 # cleared graph, but did nothing
> I think it would be useful to be able to save and replay additions to a plot
> as well as complete plots. One might, for example, try out several additions
> to a basic plot (different kinds of regression lines, to give an example)
> and save the final version with the plot to move on and try out several
> legend placements etc., thus building up the final graph in several steps.
> So it would be nice if either recordPlot could "update" a saved plot with
> new additions or if replayPlot could reproduce additions on another plot.
> Just a suggestion (I hope I made myself clear).
> Kaspar Pflugshaupt
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