[R] R on an ASUS eee PC, continued - installing packages

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jun 16 13:08:00 CEST 2008

On Mon, 16 Jun 2008, Peter Dalgaard wrote:

> Millo Giovanni wrote:
>> The only thing I wish I were able to do now is to have the graphics
>> windows defaults changed to a size fitting the small 9'' screen, as now
>> I have to reduce it and move it to the right by hand every time to
>> reproduce the results of 'windows>tile" in Windows. If anybody can
>> help...
> That'll be something like X11.options(width=4,height=4,pointsize=8) in
> your ~/.Rprofile

You need grDevices::X11.options, and it is better to use a load hook like

setHook(packageEvent("grDevices", "onLoad"),
         function(...) grDevices::X11.options(width=4,height=4,pointsize=8)

There is another way to set the geometry, to set X11 resources as 
described in ?X11.  I have in my ~/.Xresources

R_x11*geometry: 700x700-0+0

(for a 22" 90dpi screen, not a 9" one)

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