[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 
> stages.

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
> -- 
> Ricardo Rodríguez
> Your XEN ICT Team

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