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) (80.6.127.185)


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

<quote>
cex.axis: expansion factor for numeric axis labels.
cex.names: expansion factor for axis names (bar labels).
</quote>

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


<quote>
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.
</quote>

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.

<quote>
say 'mp', giving the coordinates of _all_ the bar midpoints drawn,
</quote>

Say what?

Comment 1 Jitterbug compatibility account 2004-11-03 01:06:00 UTC
NOTES:
 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