[R] fighting with ps.options and xlim/ylim

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Wed Jun 9 04:02:45 CEST 2004

On Tue, 08 Jun 2004 21:18:34 -0400, ivo welch <ivo.welch at yale.edu>
> And once I 
>do this, I need different R parameter defaults on the axes.  With the 
>advice I have gotten, I think I am all set now.  However, I am a little 
>bit surprised that noone has written a package around this task---there 
>must be many people that have to produce quarter-page (or half-page) 
>graphics, and probably everyone is tweaking plot parameters a bit 

My general strategy for this is to change the width and height used in
the pdf() or postscript() device call, then just trust the defaults
chosen by R.  For inclusion in a paper, I generally specify sizes
about twice as big as I really want, and get text size similar to the
printed text.  So in your case, assuming a page is around 6 inches
wide, I'd use something like

pdf(width=3, height=3, ...)

and then get LaTeX to shrink it to half the size.

Duncan Murdoch

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