[R-SIG-Mac] splots -- new package announcement

Steven McKinney smckinney at bccrc.ca
Thu Sep 14 21:23:46 CEST 2006

Forwarding to r-sig-mac

Anyone else have problems with
the Quartz graphics display generated
from R.app, running the example from
new package 'splots' ?

Details below.

-----Original Message-----
From: bioc-devel-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch on behalf of Steven McKinney
Sent: Wed 9/13/2006 12:21 PM
To: Oleg Sklyar; bioc-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: Re: [Bioc-devel] splots -- new package announcement
Hi Oleg,

As I have some 96 well plate data to look at
right now, I downloaded your package.

Unfortunately I am having trouble on 
Mac OS X 10.4.7 and Rapp 2.3.1

If I run your example,

> data(splots.screen)
> plotScreen(screen, 3)

I get a Quartz screen with 12 grey
rectangles, subtitled 'datasetnn', 
(nn = 1, 2, ... 12)
all white otherwise.

If I resize the screen, I briefly see coloured
rectangles within the grey borders, but then white
returns and all is blank.

I also tried printing to a PDF file, which worked
properly, so I can at least do that.

Anyone have similar problems with other plots?
Is this an Rapp/Quartz issue only?  Have I set up
something inappropriately?

Any insights appreciated.

> version
platform       powerpc-apple-darwin8.6.0 
arch           powerpc                   
os             darwin8.6.0               
system         powerpc, darwin8.6.0      
major          2                         
minor          3.1                       
year           2006                      
month          06                        
day            01                        
svn rev        38247                     
language       R                         
version.string Version 2.3.1 (2006-06-01)

Steven McKinney

Molecular Oncology and Breast Cancer Program
British Columbia Cancer Research Centre

email: smckinney at bccrc.ca

tel: 604-675-8000 x7561

Molecular Oncology
675 West 10th Ave, Floor 4
Vancouver B.C. 
V5Z 1L3

-----Original Message-----
From: bioc-devel-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch on behalf of Oleg Sklyar
Sent: Wed 9/13/2006 7:32 AM
To: bioc-devel at stat.math.ethz.ch
Subject: [Bioc-devel] splots -- new package announcement
Hi all,

a couple of weeks ago I submitted a yet tiny new package, splots, that 
aims to deliver different plotting routines for high-throughput screens 
independently of analysis packages. The idea is too have a separate 
plotting package with a minimum dependencies that would allow for nice 
plots of screen-like data (what is currently done by parts of cellHTS, 
prada etc).

The package has now passed through build/check and therefore I am 
announcing it.

At the moment, the package contains one single function, plotScreen, 
which is a grid-graphics implementation of a similar function from 
cellHTS (credit to Ligia Breas for the idea!), and it stays this way for 
the release. However I will add a couple of functions in the later devel 
version as time allows.

I would be really happy if the package attract not only users but 
developers as well. Feel free to participate in package development, 
adding new functions, or simply using it.


Dr. Oleg Sklyar | EBI, Cambridge CB10 1SD, England | +44-1223-494466

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