[Rd] RE: [R] barplot default colors

Ben Bolker bolker@zoo.ufl.edu
Wed Feb 5 18:13:05 2003

  [Taking this to R-devel]

> In the danger of taking this a bit off-topic, are there any "guidelines" on
> what aspect of R should and should not be compatible with Splus?  barplot()
> in Splus does not use varying colors for the bars by default.  Meanwhile,
> lattice uses the gray background / light blue foreground theme from Trellis
> as default, for the supposed compatibility with Splus.  Personally I hated
> that color-scheme (because of my poor eye-sight and colorblind), but thought
> that compatibility with S is a rather weak reason there...

  Cf. my comments last week about test procedures for GLMs with
overdispersion.  I don't at all mind non-compatibility with S-PLUS (I
don't use it any more myself), especially for good reason; I can also
appreciate not wanting to match the changing inconsistencies of some areas
in S-PLUS.  It would be nice to be able to flag areas that are known to be
different, though.

> OK, I guess enough venting for the day...
> Cheers,
> Andy
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