[R] Making my own graphics device

Roger Koenker rkoenker at illinois.edu
Sun Aug 17 22:11:23 CEST 2014

In ancient times, ie circa 1981,  the S language certainly supported HP pen plotters
so there should be code somewhere that could be resuscitated, he said naively.

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On Aug 17, 2014, at 2:58 PM, Thomas Levine <_ at thomaslevine.com> wrote:

> I want to make my own graphics device am thus looking for
> documentation about graphics devices.
> The only thing I've found so far is these directions for
> making graphics devices with the RGraphicsDevice package.
> http://www.omegahat.org/RGraphicsDevice/
> Could someone point me to any other resources? Or just
> some documentation about how to edit base R? If I don't
> get anything, I'm just going to stare at the grDevices
> section of the R source code (src/library/grDevices/src)
> until I figure out how it works.
> In case you're curious, I want to make a graphics device
> that saves the graph in Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language.
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HPGL
> Thanks
> Tom
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