[R-SIG-Mac] quartz aspect wrong

Hank Stevens HStevens at MUOhio.edu
Sun Jun 8 17:51:47 CEST 2008

Hi Folks,
I am using R version 2.7.0 (2008-04-22). The problem I describe is new  
since 2.6.2.

I find that

x11(width=7, height=7)

gives me a square device but


results in a quartz device that does not appear square on my machine -  
the aspect is distorted compared to the X11 device. It looks stretched  
too tall and a tiny bit too narrow.

I am not sure if any of this is relevant:

I am on a Mac (10.5.3) and have two Dell monitors on their sides so I  
have two tall side by side screens. The resolutions are both 1024 x  
1280, and they are rotated 90 and 270 deg.

My .RProfile includes

grDevices::ps.options(horizontal = FALSE)

.First <- function() {cat(paste(date()),"\nRecepcion al R asombroso,
# Sys.setenv("DISPLAY"=":0")

Thanks for any thoughts.

Dr. Hank Stevens, Associate Professor
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Botany Department
Miami University
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