[R] any way to set X11() device geometry (screen offsets)?

Thomas Lumley tlumley at u.washington.edu
Tue May 29 04:29:35 CEST 2001

On Mon, 28 May 2001, Chris Marshall wrote:

> I am writing an R program to plot data as part of a real time display in a
> network
> operations center (NOC).  Is there any way, when starting an X11 device in
> R, to
> control the location of the plotting window on the screen?

It doesn't look as though this would be too hard to add. We currently put
the lower right corner of the window 10 pixels from the lower right corner
of the screen, but it could be made configurable (like the width and
height). I can't actually experiment at the moment, since I'm on the wrong
operating system.

Of course the window manager has the last word on where windows actually
go, and some window managers like to think they know better than you.


Thomas Lumley			Asst. Professor, Biostatistics
tlumley at u.washington.edu	University of Washington, Seattle

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