[R-SIG-Mac] sizing of quartz
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Apr 6 11:33:12 CEST 2008
On Sun, 6 Apr 2008, [Ricardo Rodriguez] Your XEN ICT Team wrote:
> Thanks! And sorry, I replied to the wrong list.
> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> You didn't tell us the version of R. quartz() is different in 2.7.0 alpha,
>> and there the function arguments do work (and the size is really as
>> advertised and not at a notional 72dpi). In fact, it is a much more
>> standard device and interface, so less to learn.
> I assumed that > version provides most of the information required. Please,
> what information is lacking in my first post?
It was missing in the post I replied to.
> I've looked at installed.packages() and it seems to me that quartz() is
> "bundled" with the "main software" more than installed with a given package.
It is part of package grDevices in 2.7.0 alpha.
> Is it possible to pass height and width in pixels more than in inches working
> with 2.7.0 alfa?
Yes, since the dpi can be set. I'm not sure why you would want to do
that, mind you.
> As I read in http://developer.R-project.org/, R-alpha*.tar.gz packages are
> made automatically available, but I guess there is not *.dmg for these
There are, thanks to Simon Urbanek at http://r.research.att.com/. (The
main CRAN Mac OS X page says so.) (You want the R-2-7-branch version: the
'tiger' dmg should run on Leopard according to the notes.)
(I've never tested these, as building from the sources is easy enough.)
> Thanks for your help,
> Ricardo Rodríguez
> Your XEN ICT Team
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