[R] Typographical error in the documentation of function strwidth?
peter dalgaard
pdalgd at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 15:16:11 CET 2016
On 17 Mar 2016, at 14:27 , ALBERTO VIEIRA FERREIRA MONTEIRO <albmont at centroin.com.br> wrote:
> Peter Dalgaard wrote:
>
>> I don't think so. I'll give you that it should either be the (number of lines - 1)*spacing
>> or (number of linefeeds)*spacing, but it's correct to count the height of "M" only on the top line.
>>
>> -pd
>>
>> It is correct as written
>>
> Ah, ok, I see now. The "line spacing" is not the line spacing, but the inter-line spacing plus
> the height of "M":
>
> "Note that the ‘height’ of a string is determined only by the number of linefeeds ("\n") it contains: it is the (number of linefeeds - 1) times the line spacing plus the height of "M" in the selected font. For an expression it is the height of the bounding box as computed by plotmath. Thus in both cases it is an estimate of how far above the final baseline the typeset object extends. (It may also extend below the baseline.) The inter-line spacing is controlled by cex, par("lheight") and the ‘point size’ (but not the actual font in use)"
>
> It's still confusing... Specially since there's no way to get the inter-line spacing except by running
>
> strheight("M\nM") - 2 * strheight("M")
>
> Alberto Monteiro
>
>
You still don't get it. It goes like this:
> strheight("M\nM") - strheight("M")
[1] 0.06733925
>
> (strheight("M\nM\nM") - strheight("M"))/2
[1] 0.06733925
>
> (strheight("M\nM\nM\nM") - strheight("M"))/3
[1] 0.06733925
which appears to be identical to par("cxy")[2].
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