# [R] Plot's aspect ratio and pty

Uwe Ligges ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de
Mon Dec 13 11:36:31 CET 2010

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On 13.12.2010 11:29, Marcin Kozak wrote:
> R-11.1

This one does not exist.
Please try R-2.12.0 (but it also worked with R-2.11.1 if you meant that).

My guess is that you are confusing plotting region with device region.
In order to get a squared device region, you have to ask the device
function for a squared region.

Best,
Uwe Ligges

on both 32-bit and 64-bit on Windows with the windows() device.
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> Best
> Marcin
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> 2010/12/13 Uwe Ligges<ligges at statistik.tu-dortmund.de>:
>> It does for me under R-2.12.0 32-bit on Windows with the windows() device,
>> so:
>>
>> Which version of R, which OS, which device do you use?
>>
>> Uwe Ligges
>>
>>
>>
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>> On 13.12.2010 07:30, Marcin Kozak wrote:
>>>
>>> Dear All,
>>>
>>> I've been playing with pty, and it seems it does not produce square
>>> plots as it is expected to (or at least as I expect it to). Consider
>>> this simple example:
>>>
>>> par(pty="s"); plot(1:10, 1:10)
>>>
>>> This should produce a square plot, right? Well, if you have a look at
>>> the graph, it is not square! So, maybe the limits?
>>>
>>> par(pty="s"); plot(1:10, 1:10, xlim = c(0,11), ylim=c(0,11))
>>>
>>> No, again not. So let's try and help to equalize everything, just to be
>>> sure:
>>>
>>> windows(6, 6); par(mar=c(3, 3, 3, 3), pty="s"); plot(1:10, 1:10, xlim
>>> = c(0, 11), ylim = c(0, 11))
>>>
>>> Again not!
>>>
>>> pty = "s" is to generate a square plotting region, and it does not
>>> seem to do that. Where is my mistake?
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> Marcin
>>>
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