[R] Using metric units in plots
phil at pricom.com.au
Fri Jun 20 12:41:15 CEST 2008
Prof Brian Ripley,
Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On Fri, 20 Jun 2008, Philip Rhoades wrote:
>> It appears that one has to use Imperial measurements in plot
>> parameters? I can't find any info on using metric units . .
> In package grid you can use several different units.
When I search the R site for "grid" I get:
"Package ‘grid’ was removed from the CRAN repository"
> In base graphics there are a very few par()s that use inches (and I am
> pretty sure that comes from the US unit as used in S, not the 'Imperial'
> one -- see e.g. Wikipedia). But those are rarely used.
This is a bit confusing - as far as I can see, ALL the pars use inches?
I understand the US effect but shouldn't Metric units be supported directly?
> Also most graphics devices are dimensioned in inches with resolutions in
> Function cm() might help you.
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