Changes to 'grid' units

One of the main downsides to the ‘grid’ graphics package is that it is slow. And that makes some important packages that depend on ‘grid’, like ‘ggplot2’, slow. For example, the scatterplots shown below are roughly equivalent, but one is drawn using ‘graphics’ and the other using ‘ggplot2’. The ‘ggplot2’…

Windows/UTF-8 Build of R and CRAN Packages
R-devel-win.exe is an experimental installer of R, set up to download experimental binary builds of…
New Features in the R Graphics Engine
Support for gradient fills, pattern fills, clipping paths and masks has been added to the R graphics…
Improvements to Clipping in the R Graphics Engine
The R graphics engine performs some clipping of output regardless of whether the graphics device it…
Testing R on Emulated Platforms
Sometimes it is useful to test R on unusual platforms, even when the expected number of users is not…
UTF-8 Support on Windows
R internally allows strings to be represented in the current native encoding, in UTF-8 and in Latin…
Changes to Symbol Fonts for Cairo Graphics Devices
The symbol font When drawing text in R graphics, we can specify the font “family” to use, e.g., a generic…
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