[R] What is parameter "display" (windows/grDevices)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Jul 3 09:06:56 CEST 2007

On Tue, 3 Jul 2007, Dieter Menne wrote:

> In the docs of window/grDevices:

Do you mean 'windows' (sic) in package 'grDevices'?

>> All these devices are implemented as windows devices, the _display_
> parameter selects which is actually used.>>
> What is the "display" parameter?

The second argument to the .External call to "devga".
Take a closer look at the R code to see what the comment is talking about.

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