[R] Making my own graphics device
_ at thomaslevine.com
Sun Aug 17 23:17:04 CEST 2014
Thanks for this! I had a feeling that was the case;
the R graphics functions are so clearly designed for
use with pen plotters that I was puzzled by the absense
of an HPGL device.
And now I've found a list of some other interesting
devices on page 71 of Modern Applied Statistics with S.
This Wikipedia article says that S source code was released
in 1981. (I never knew!)
So I'm going to look for publications related to S from 1981.
Say something if you have any tips for my search.
On 17 Aug 15:11, Roger Koenker wrote:
> 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.
> url: www.econ.uiuc.edu/~roger Roger Koenker
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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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