Bug 13984 - Wish for stripchart to handle pch %in% 21:25 with bg
Summary: Wish for stripchart to handle pch %in% 21:25 with bg
Alias: None
Product: R
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Wishlist (show other bugs)
Version: old
Hardware: All Mac OS X v10.4
: P5 normal
Assignee: Jitterbug compatibility account
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-10-06 02:03 UTC by Jitterbug compatibility account
Modified: 2009-10-06 02:03 UTC (History)
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Description Jitterbug compatibility account 2009-10-06 02:03:08 UTC
From: lobry@biomserv.univ-lyon1.fr
Full_Name: Jean Lobry
Version: 2.9.0
OS: i386-apple-darwin8.11.1
Submission from: (NULL) (

Dear R-core,

I have posted <a href="http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu/Rhelp08/2009-September/212688.html">this</a>
on R-help, and then <a
on R-Dev.

Looks for me as a documentation bug for the naive user: the documentation for
function stripchart() should state more explicitly that it does not handle
colorized points (i.e. pch in 21:25). I agree that the documentation is
perfectly correct for advanced users, but this is not cristal clear, under
2.9.0, try:

x <- round(rnorm(50))
stripchart(x,  pch = 21, col = "black", bg = "pink", method = "jitter")
points(0.5, 1, pch = 21, col = "black", bg = "pink", cex = 2)

My wish is either for stripchart() to handle this case or for the documentation
of stripchart() to say more explicitly that it does not handle this case.

Not very important, but this is a real end-user casework. Hope you enjoy how
I was reluctant to submit a "documentation bug" report in this case.




Comment 1 Jitterbug compatibility account 2009-10-09 14:10:00 UTC
 wish fulfilled in 2.10.0alpha
Comment 2 Jitterbug compatibility account 2009-10-09 14:10:52 UTC
Audit (from Jitterbug):
Tue Oct  6 08:58:12 2009	ripley	moved from incoming to wishlist
Fri Oct  9 09:10:52 2009	ripley	changed notes
Fri Oct  9 09:10:52 2009	ripley	moved from wishlist to wishlst-fulfilled