[R] Re: R-1.2.3 terminology

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Fri Apr 27 10:35:34 CEST 2001

Richard Rowe <Richard.Rowe at jcu.edu.au> writes:

> At 14:37 26/04/01 +0200, Peter D wrote:
> >dotchart() and stripchart() become the preferred names for dotplot() and 
> >stripplot(), respectively.  The old names are now deprecated.
> Why? dot plot is now a term in widespread use and of long standing (e.g. 
> Cleveland 1985, 1994 etc) ... so far as I know it has always and only had 
> one name. Altering terminology without a good (and consistent) reason isn't 
> helpful ... 'to find more about dotcharts look up "dot plots" in Cleveland 
> ... ' adds a level of translation, which is bad when teaching newcomers,

We'll need to assign other functionality to those two names for S-PLUS
compatibility. (S-PLUS uses them in Trellis displays, and work is
ongoing to create something compatible with that for R).

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