[R] gplot.hexbin - how to set figure margin.

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Nov 10 10:07:58 CET 2004

This is really about the development version of a bioconductor
package, so why didn't you contact the package maintainer or authors, as
the posting guide asks you?

This (unreleased) version of hexbin is working with 
"grid" based graphics
       ===> no par() mess.

One reason that it is "development"  *is* the fact that 
currently, you really have to know grid graphics pretty well,
before you can customize hexbin plots.

To learn about grid,
start reading 
Paul (= grid's prinicipal author)'s Keynote speech at the
useR!2004 conference:
and then
   browseURL(system.file("doc/index.html", package="grid"))

Martin Maechler (2nd author of "hexbin").

>>>>> "Eryk" == Eryk Wolski <wolski at molgen.mpg.de>
>>>>>     on Tue, 09 Nov 2004 20:30:35 +0100 writes:

    Eryk> Hi,
    Eryk> Would like to use to the hexbin package to plot a 2D hist - because it looks really _cool_.
    Eryk> My problem  is related to  drawing a pdf hexbin graphic in series of other graphics.
    Eryk> All other figures have a par(mar=c(3.2,3.2,1,1)). So the gplot.hexbin figure in this series looks a little alienated?

    Eryk> Was trying a to specify the _mar_ using par, viewport, hexViewport etc. a little.

    Eryk> My question. How to set the margins in the sample code below. 

    Eryk> x <- rnorm(10000)
    Eryk> y <- rnorm(10000)
    Eryk> bin <- hexbin(x,y)

    Eryk> ## Plot : Note that 'gplot.hexbin' is the S4 plot method for hexbin !
    Eryk> ## ----              ------------         --------------
    Eryk> plot(bin)


    Eryk> /E

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