[Rd] identify.default ignores any setting of cex. (PR#660)

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri, 15 Sep 2000 11:23:33 +0200 (MET DST)

R 1.1.1 on Windows, but I think this is widespread.

Using either



identify(1:10, cex=0.5)

ignores the cex setting.  The root cause is that par(cex=0.5)
alters cexbase for the device but sets cex=1.0, and the internal
text plotting routines use cex and not cexbase.

The obvious fix is to set cex to cexbase in do_identify. However,
if this is fixed, there is another problem, The offset of the label
is related to the cex in use for the label, and not for the symbol.

plot(1:10, type="n")
points(1:10, cex=5)

is not sensible in placing the labels.  That may be hard to anticipate,

identify(1:10, cex=0.5)

needs to use cex=1 not cex=0.5 for the adjustment.  Perhaps identify is
trying too hard, and should give the user more control over the precise
position of the label (as S-PLUS does).

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
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