[Rd] barplot: space makes beside=F (PR#7668)

maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Feb 8 12:00:52 CET 2005

Hi Ondrej,

can you give a very small *REPRODUCIBLE* example
of R code that worked in R 1.5.1 and doesn't work the same in R

I know that we made some changes for barplot() on purpose,
documented it, announced it in NEWS, etc, etc.
So I'm sure it's not a bug.  

{ I'm also sure that your
    ``It's impossible now ''
  must be wrong. R is a full-fledged programming language, and in
  principle everything is possible :-)

>>>>> "Ondrej" == o medek <o.medek at sh.cvut.cz>
>>>>>     on Mon,  7 Feb 2005 21:03:19 +0100 (CET) writes:

    Ondrej> Full_Name: Ondrej Medek
    Ondrej> Version: 2.0.1
    Ondrej> OS: Linux/Debian Sarge
    Ondrej> Submission from: (NULL) (

    Ondrej> Hi, I had a R version 1.5.1 and I used a 'barplot'
    Ondrej> with 'beside=T' and 'space' has been vector of 8
    Ondrej> numbers 'space=c(1,0.5,rep(c(0.5,-0.5),3))'. Then I
    Ondrej> upgraded to the R 2.0.1 and my graphs are broken. If
    Ondrej> I use any vector of more than 2 elements for 'space'
    Ondrej> then the graph is drawn as 'beside=F' even if I
    Ondrej> specify 'beside=T'.

    Ondrej> In the previous version my graph was a graph of
    Ondrej> groups of eight bars separated by a big
    Ondrej> spaces. Every group consisted of 4 pairs of bars
    Ondrej> separated by a small space. It's impossible now.

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