[R] Automatic adjustment of axis ranges

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jul 19 14:39:39 CEST 2002

On Fri, 19 Jul 2002, Jim Lemon wrote:

> I had a look at this, and worked out most of a function to do it. There
> are three things I haven't been able to figure out, however.
> 1) Getting the last N lines of the command history into a vector of
> strings. I thought something like:
> last.commands<-history(N)
> would work, but no go. There doesn't seem to be a file that I can tail,
> either.

What platform and GUI?  Read the code for history(): savehistory() will
usually (depending on platform/GUI/flags) save the history to a file.

> 2) Finding continuation lines by parenthesis matching. I thought this
> would be easy, but split() doesn't seem to do what the help file says, viz.
> "...in particular if split has length 0, x is split into single
> characters." Trying the following:

That's because you are reading the help page for strsplit ... so try using
strsplit("abc", "")!

> split("abc","")


> 3) Once I have the last plot command as a string, suitably modified,
> getting it to run.


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