[R] package under unix

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jun 16 08:40:00 CEST 2008

If you want a new device opened you can call dev.new() In current R.

X11() does have xpos and ypos, *but* there is no guarantee that any value 
you choose will not be the same as the default.  Indeed, with
windows(5,5,xpos=0) you will put your second window on top of the first 
one in my setup.

I entirely agree with Patrick, and would add 'why do you think a 5" square 
window is appropriate on both 8" and 30" monitors?'.  Please curb your 
enthusiasm to make decisions for your package users.

On Mon, 16 Jun 2008, Christophe Genolini wrote:

>> Generally, I like to use a pdf device which can have any number of
>> pages.
> I am proposing a graphical way a selecting a clusterization based a quality 
> criterion. In order to avoid local maximum, you can build something like 10 
> 000 clusterization. Exporting all of them has no sence. So I open two graph, 
> on the left you can see all the quality criterion. On the rigth, you can see 
> the clusterization that you are curently selecting on the left graph. The 
> idea is not to export all the clusterization but to chose one. So you can 
> change the selected clusterization by using the arrow. This is possible only 
> on a screen.
>> But an X11 device will also work for single plots and there's no need
>> to specifically set it in the package.
> Thanks a lot.
> Is there a way to set the position at which the x11 windows shall open ? I do 
> not want to be very precise, I just want the two windows to not open one on 
> the top of the other...
>> Why not let users set the device they wish to use?
> The function that is calling windows(5,5,xpos=0) is called "choice()". So 
> users that do not like the output that I propose are free to not call 
> "choice()", others are free to use it...
>>  Requests to the maintainer gets no response.
> Lol ! I am so proud when someone is using one of my two package that I answer 
> very fast... ;-)
> May be it will change when I will have ten to maintain ?
> Christophe
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