[R] Why points() is defined specially for a 1 by 2 matrix?

hadley wickham h.wickham at gmail.com
Mon Oct 19 14:21:30 CEST 2009

>  To answer one of your other questions: ggplot (and lattice) is/are
> very powerful, but base graphics are (a) easier to get your head around
> and (b) easier to adjust if you don't like the defaults.  Changing things
> just a little bit in ggplot can be difficult (as an example, the answer to
> your other question about getting rid of grid lines has to do with
> theme_blank(), something like +options(grid.panel.minor=theme_blank())
> [try googling theme_blank for a few examples])

In ggplot2, I'd argue it's harder to change things that you shouldn't
need to worry about (e.g. the plot background) but much much easier to
create plots that actually reveal the patterns in your data.  I am a
little biased, however ;)



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