[R] call function immediately before plot.new()

Matthias Kohl Matthias.Kohl at stamats.de
Mon Apr 28 16:05:01 CEST 2008

Hi Jake,

are you looking for argument "panel.first" of "plot.default"?

panel.first: an expression to be evaluated after the plot axes are set
          up but before any plotting takes place.  This can be useful
          for drawing background grids or scatterplot smooths.


Jake Michaelson wrote:
> Hi all,
> I would like to be able to call a custom function automatically before
> plot.new() is called (more specifically, before a new plot is created on the
> current graphics device).  Recently I've been poking around in the help
> files of some of the low(er) level plotting functions, and I seem to
> remember something saying that you could somehow add a setting to call a
> function immediately before plot.new() is called (something kind of in the
> spirit of .First).  I've been looking everywhere, and I can't find the
> documentation I'm thinking of, which makes me wonder if I'm just making all
> this up.
> Can this be done?
> Thanks,
> Jake
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