[R-SIG-Mac] Reminder: Please test the 2.9.0 beta/rc binaries!
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Fri Apr 10 15:16:13 CEST 2009
On Apr 10, 2009, at 2:22 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> This is not a bug (and nothing to do with the subject line).
I felt it did have to do w/ the subject line since it seemed like bug-
like behavior to me and one I thought might be simple to correct
before 2.9 if that was the case. Sorry if that caused any confusion.
As it turns out, it was just a rather silly oversight on my part and
indeed a boneheaded one at that because the behavior would have been
clear if I took a quick peak at the implementation of the plot.default
Thanks for taking the time to clear it up for me.
> You need to set 'ylab', e.g.
> p2 <- list(x=rnorm(500), main='bug?', col='orange', type='l', ylab="")
> Why? Because the default is the deparse of 'x', and that is a long
> On Thu, 9 Apr 2009, Steve Lianoglou wrote:
>> On Apr 8, 2009, at 3:52 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:
>>> I would like to remind everyone that we are in the final week of
>>> the beta testing of R 2.9.0, so please test the binaries now!
>>> There are installers for both the Tiger (32-bit) and Leopard (32-
>>> bit and 64-bit) binaries at
>>> Reporting bugs right *after* the release is pointless - that's why
>>> we are providing beta and rc builds, so please test them well
>>> before 4/17! Post any issues you have with it here.
>> Sorry I can't test this directly since I'm in the middle of doing
>> some analysis and don't want to install 2.9 and have something
>> explode. But it seems like I've hit a bug in R in general (I'm
>> primarily on a mac, but just tested on one of your linux servers
>> (also R 2.8.1), and the same is happening).
>> R> p2 <- list(x=rnorm(500), main='bug?', col='orange', type='l')
>> R> do.call(plot, p2)
>> You see that all of the data points are *written* on the graphics
> Hmm, you mean their numeric values are written as the y label,
>> if x are ints, I don't get this problem:
>> R> p3 <- list(x=1:500, main='bug?', col='orange', type='l')
>> R> do.call(plot, p3)
> They are still written as the y label, in a compact form. Nothing
> to do with being 'ints', rather a colon sequence.
>> If you have all ints + 1 double, the problem appears:
>> R> p4 <- list(x=c(1:500, .5), main='bug?', col='orange', type='l')
>> R> do.call(plot,p4)
>> Is this a known bug, or am I doing something boneheaded?
>> R> sessionInfo()
>> R version 2.8.1 Patched (2009-01-07 r47515)
>> attached base packages:
>>  stats graphics grDevices utils datasets methods base
>> Steve Lianoglou
>> Graduate Student: Physiology, Biophysics and Systems Biology
>> Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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> Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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Weill Medical College of Cornell University
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