[R] How to correct this

Tom Mulholland tmulholland at bigpond.com
Wed Nov 24 01:06:04 CET 2004

It has been a while since I looked at those two sources. My main impetus 
has been the detail. I think that one of the aims of my project has been 
  to document the variants that might not be given a name. I have a 
function called tufte158 (Tufte, The Visual Display of Quantitative 
Information p. 158) In essence it's just a very simple line plot. 
However I have done quite a lot of work automating label positioning, so 
they do not to overlap. So while it is dead easy to produce the basic 
plot, getting it to publication standard, is not as easy. I have quite a 
lot of hybrid graphics that do not immediately look like plots. I guess 
these are best described as customised plots, which often are only good 
for the specific purpose, even though the components often reappear.

I think I would be trying to add to these sources, although it's not 
easy to see what would be the best method.

I will go back to my idea and after a thorough search through the 
existing stuff I might try to verbalise the idea again.



Paul Murrell wrote:
> What this sounds like to me is an "R graphics cookbook", which I think 
> would be a good idea, though have you looked at, for example, the 
> "Graphiques avec R" section of Vincent Zoonekynd's "Statistiques avec R"
> (http://zoonek2.free.fr/UNIX/48_R/all.html)
> or the "Graphing" section of Paul Johnson's "R tips" page 
> (http://www.ku.edu/~pauljohn/R/Rtips.html)?
> Paul

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