[R] Plotting the ASCII character set.

Rolf Turner r@turner @end|ng |rom @uck|@nd@@c@nz
Thu Jul 8 07:04:01 CEST 2021

Thanks to Ivan Krylov, David Winsemius and Duncan Murdoch for their
informative replies to my cri de coeur.  The most complete answer was
however provided off-list by Andrew Simmons who wrote a new and
carefully structured function plotASCII() to replace my old no-longer
functioning plot_ascii() function.

In the belief that others on the list might well be interested in seeing
Andrew's very elegant solution to my problem, I have attached (with
Andrew's permission) the code for plotASCII() (in the file

Note that Andrew, very cautiously, uses syntax such as
"graphics::text(<whatever>) rather than just text(<whatever>).
I guess it never hurts to be cautious.


Rolf Turner

Honorary Research Fellow
Department of Statistics
University of Auckland
Phone: +64-9-373-7599 ext. 88276

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