[R] Text position in Traditional Graphics

Greg Snow Greg.Snow at intermountainmail.org
Wed Jan 24 23:22:24 CET 2007

If you are going to take this approach, you may want to look at the
cnvrt.coords function in the TeachingDemos package.  That may save you a
few calculations.

Gregory (Greg) L. Snow Ph.D.
Statistical Data Center
Intermountain Healthcare
greg.snow at intermountainmail.org
(801) 408-8111

> -----Original Message-----
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> [mailto:r-help-bounces at stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Mike Prager
> Sent: Wednesday, January 24, 2007 3:01 PM
> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: Re: [R] Text position in Traditional Graphics
> Mike Prager <mike.prager at noaa.gov> wrote:
> > R 2.4.1 on Windows XP.
> > 
> > Question:  In traditional graphics, is it possible to find out the 
> > height of a line of text in units that can be used in 
> arithmetic and 
> > then in calls to text()?
> [...]
> I seem to have solved my own question by setting the user 
> scale to the size of the window in inches, converting the 
> point size into inches, and going from there.  This works 
> well for all sizes of windows. It doesn't change the spacing 
> when windows are resized, but I can live with that.
> There is nothing like posting to R-help to stimulate one's 
> own thoughts.
> --
> Mike Prager, NOAA, Beaufort, NC
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