[R] plots: screwed up aspect ratio

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Sep 11 12:14:06 CEST 2000

Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk> writes:

> The "non-aspectness" is a feature. If you look carefully, you'll see
> that the bounding box of your plot really is square. However, there
> are fewer lines of vertical text (6.2) than horisontal (9.2). To get a
> square plotting region make sure that there is the same number of
> lines in both directions, or calculate the width and height from the
> character size. The latter is a bit painful, but not being able to
> control the total width and height of a plot was considered more so. 

Um, I forgot about par(pty="s") there.... It does work, but you need
to set it before doing the screen plot.

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