[Rd] RE: [R] Bus error with xyplot

Paul Murrell p.murrell@auckland.ac.nz
Tue Feb 4 00:00:06 2003


ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk wrote:
 > I have suggested before that grid be more closely integrated with R, and
 > become a base package.  Then grid would only be changed when the R 
 > changes, and the critical incompatibility goes away.

Some arguments against:
(i)  grid is the only thing using (i.e., testing) large parts of the 
under-development graphics API.
(ii)  Moving grid into base would bloat base;  we're keener on making 
base more slim-line right?  (Once the API is complete, we could 
theoretically move base graphics into an add-on too.  And all the 
devices ...)
(iii)  With grid as an add-on it can have asynchronous patch versions
(iv)  In practice this is happening now anyway (new minor version of 
grid and lattice only with each minor version of R)

Dr Paul Murrell
Department of Statistics
The University of Auckland
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