[R] window (x,y) co-ordinates of datapoints

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Oct 9 19:12:28 CEST 2007

On Tue, 9 Oct 2007, hadley wickham wrote:

> On 10/9/07, Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>> On Tue, 9 Oct 2007, Alberto Monteiro wrote:
>>> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>>>> Read ?par and the descriptiuon in 'An Introduction to R'.  "din",
>>>>  "fin", "mai", "omi", "pin" and "usr" are relevant.
>>> Is there any hope that, instead of fin, din, pin, etc someday
>>> we will have fmm, dmm, pmm?
>> No.  R is quite capable of scaling by 25.4.
> Where did the inches come from?  Is it for compatibility with S-plus?
> I can't imagine that Ross would have used inches by default.

>From S's precursor GR-Z as I recall, from the 1970s.

Note that all the base graphics devices are sized in inches (the pixel 
ones came later and are Guido's or mine), and most of those are Ross's 

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