[R] par() defaults in Rprofile

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Oct 20 17:52:55 CEST 2004

On Wed, 20 Oct 2004, Sebastian Luque wrote:

> Dear List,
> I've tried to set default par() in .Rprofile by putting the following in
> the .First function:
>   setHook(packageEvent("graphics", "onLoad"),
>           function(...) {graphics::par(cex.axis=1.5, cex.lab=2, las=1)}
>           )
> My goal was to set par() defaults without opening a device everytime at
> startup. However, the next plot I create doesn't show these defaults. Any
> suggestions? Thanks in advance.

par() only applies to the current device.  You will have to specify your 
own customized device, something like

X11 <- function(...)
    par(cex.axis=1.5, cex.lab=2, las=1)

perhaps?  (Namespace issues might defeat you here.)

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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