[R-SIG-Mac] quartz.save "bug"

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Wed Dec 9 19:26:31 CET 2009

On Dec 9, 2009, at 12:53 , Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> On Wed, 9 Dec 2009, Hans-Jörg Bibiko wrote:
>> On Dec 9, 2009, at 4:58 PM, Simon Urbanek wrote:
>>> Well, it's not documented to do so - it's really just pass-through  
>>> for quartz() so if anything this is a wishlist item for the  
>>> quartz() command. I'll see if we can accommodate that ...
>> At least from the perspective to be consistent in writing a valid  
>> file path I would vote to put this at the end of quartz()'s wish  
>> list :)
> The consistency is: those functions that do tilde expansion document  
> it.  Those that do not document it should not be assumed to do so.
> More to the point, quartz.save is hidden away in R.app and is  
> completely undocumented (at least, according to the help system),  
> and I did not know it existed.

That was partially on purpose ;) - it used to be an R.app-only goodie.

>  Since quartz() is usable from R (the terminal command line,  
> embedded ...) at the Mac console, could not quartz.save() be in  
> package utils and be documented?

I suppose so. The original implementation was R.app-specific, but  
admittedly the current one works even outside so it's worth doing that  
- I'll have a look.


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