[R] Howto enlarge fonts size in R- Graphics?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Sep 14 13:58:57 CEST 2004

The X11 device has an argument `pointsize' (which may well mean pixel size
in a particular implementation of X11, as my laptop for example has width,
height and pointsize all much smaller than specified):  just increase it.

The advice to look at ?par is incorrect if you want to scale everything, 
as I think you do.

If you want auto-launched windows to have a larger font, you need to write 
a wrapper to X11 and set options(device=wrapper_name).

On Tue, 14 Sep 2004, [ISO-8859-15] Thomas Schönhoff wrote:

> I am fairly new to GNU R !
> At the moment I am doing an intensive learning on the basics of GNU 
> R-1.91, especially graphics like plots and alike,  by reading the 
> introductory docs!
> Well, except some occasional glitches (X11 output errors) everything 
> seems to be fine, thanks to developers for this fine program!
> But there is a slight problem with the size of fonts in graphics, i.e. 
> its very hard form me to read labels of variables in plots or other 
> graphical representations! (yes, I am little short sighted)
> How may I mainpulate/enlarge the fonts size in graphics from within GNU R ?

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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