[R] "par(tcl=0.5,las=1)" doesn't work

Ben Tupper ben.bighair at gmail.com
Thu Jan 7 15:27:33 CET 2016


I think it may be the order in which your par() configuration occurs relative to png().  When you open a new device, as you have with png(), the default par() values for that device are exposed. If you move your par() statement to *after* your call to png() you get the result you desire.

S=read.table("Sarrazin-2.5",as.is = default.stringsAsFactors())
#par(tcl=0.5,las=1)   # - move to after you open the device
par(tcl=0.5,las=1)    # - configure the device after opening it
plot(V3,V2,xlab=" ",ylab="BIP, rel. zu Deutschland", pch=16,xlim=c(630,930),ylim=c(95,135))

See the 'details' section of ?par  - "Each device has its own set of graphical parameters."  I take that to mean a new set of parameters are exposed.


P.S.  I wonder if that sentence might have more value if it read like this, "Configure each device after opening as each device has its own set of graphical parameters."

> On Jan 7, 2016, at 3:30 AM, Hans Haußmann <hhaussmann at arcor.de> wrote:
> Hi Bert Gunter and David Winsemius,
> sorry for sending my first post to R-help in German and thank you David for your efforts to translate.
> Here are two scripts now. In the first one the graphics parameters "tcl" and "las" are not recognized, in the second one they are. Why not in the first one?
> I am not sure whether I may attach the outputs of the two scripts, I just try.
> Kind regards,
> Hans Haußmann (Haussmann)
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