Bug 7331 - barplot manpage
Summary: barplot manpage
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: R
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: old
Hardware: All Linux-Fedora
: P5 normal
Assignee: Jitterbug compatibility account
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Reported: 2004-11-02 06:12 UTC by Jitterbug compatibility account
Modified: 2004-11-02 06:12 UTC (History)
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Description Jitterbug compatibility account 2004-11-02 06:12:14 UTC
From: dan@bolser.co.uk
Full_Name: Dan B
Version: R 2.0.0 (2004-10-04).
OS: Fedora 2
Submission from: (NULL) (

The man page for barplot (?barplot) is confusing...

cex.axis: expansion factor for numeric axis labels.
cex.names: expansion factor for axis names (bar labels).

What is an 'expansion factor', and what does it do in this context?

axis.lty: the graphics parameter 'lty' applied to the axis and tick
          marks of the categorical (default horizontal) axis.  Note
          that by default the axis is suppressed.

This makes no sense unless you know what it does already (which I don't). So
this is more of a programmers cleft note in a 'common language' than a function
documentation page.

say 'mp', giving the coordinates of _all_ the bar midpoints drawn,

Say what?

Comment 1 Jitterbug compatibility account 2004-11-03 01:06:00 UTC
 continued (at great length) on R-devel
Comment 2 Jitterbug compatibility account 2004-11-03 02:06:18 UTC
Audit (from Jitterbug):
Tue Nov  2 20:06:18 2004	ripley	changed notes
Tue Nov  2 20:06:18 2004	ripley	moved from incoming to Documentation