[R] RGui maximized (followup)
Marc R. Feldesman
feldesmanm at pdx.edu
Fri Jul 26 19:29:34 CEST 2002
Just a quick followup to the query I posted yesterday. The default screen
layout for the Windows version of R (1.5.1 currently) is MDI, which has the
RGUI itself maximized over the entire screen, while the R console is in a
smaller window inside the RGui. I asked whether there was some way at
startup to change the amount of screen real-estate occupied by the RGui
itself since this can be changed during an R-session but didn't seem to
persist between R sessions. I first noted this problem on my WinXP systems
and didn't seem to have this difficulty on my Windows 2000 systems.
This appears to be a "normal" behavior of R and the simple solution is to
change from MDI to SDI, which does permit the resizing and persistence of
the R Console.
Mark Bravington has sent me a "hack" (his term) for this problem, which
allows a bit more control of the size of parent and child windows in the
MDI versions of both SPlus and R. I confess that I haven't tried them yet
-- no time -- but I promised Mark that I will soon and report back to
him. If they solve the problem I would like to solve, Mark has proposed
cleaning up the routines and posting them for others to use.
Thanks to Brian Ripley both for confirming the behavior I'm seeing and
pointing out that use of SDI is one way to resolve the issue, and to Mark
Bravington for offering a different solution to the bigger issue.
Dr. Marc R. Feldesman
Professor and Chairman
Anthropology Department - Portland State University
email: feldesmanm at pdx.edu
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