[R] Using metric units in plots
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jun 20 12:26:03 CEST 2008
On Fri, 20 Jun 2008, Philip Rhoades wrote:
> It appears that one has to use Imperial measurements in plot parameters? I
> can't find any info on using metric units . .
In package grid you can use several different units.
In base graphics there are a very few par()s that use inches (and I am
pretty sure that comes from the US unit as used in S, not the 'Imperial'
one -- see e.g. Wikipedia). But those are rarely used.
Also most graphics devices are dimensioned in inches with resolutions in
Function cm() might help you.
> Philip Rhoades
> Pricom Pty Limited (ACN 003 252 275 ABN 91 003 252 275)
> GPO Box 3411
> Sydney NSW 2001
> E-mail: phil at pricom.com.au
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