[R-SIG-Mac] update graphics component without redrawing whole plot

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Feb 20 16:28:47 CET 2009

On Fri, 20 Feb 2009, iuhz7j202 at sneakemail.com wrote:

> Yes, I guess I was was using 'device' imprecisely -- I'm not so 
> familiar with the technicalities. Is it correct to say, then, that 
> anything that uses 'grid' is an R device and will necessarily have 
> to redraw to edit existing graphical elements?

Yes, grid uses R graphics devices.

> I hadn't thought of using Tk. I've tinkered with it a little in the 
> past on Mac OS with decent results. Thanks.
> Peter
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