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On 14/09/17 04:03, Therneau, Terry M., Ph.D. wrote:
> In the following plot, the y label is missing if it is too long.
> plot(1:5, 1:5, ylab="Do, a deer, a female deer") # missing label
> plot(1:5, 1:5, ylab="Do") # label is present
> All is well for x11(type="cairo")
> This is true both under R devel 2017-09-01 on xubuntu (my desktop), and
> 3.4.1 on Centos 6.9 (department servers).
> A minor question is why my locally compiled version defaults to Xlib
> rather than cairo, since both work as explicit arguments to the x11()
> Terry T.
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Family matters have kept me away, I'm finally coming back to this thread.
In summary, this is an issue with a particular workstation, not with R. Graphics with
X11(type="Xlib") have a y label problem when displayed on this particular box, whether
using R locally or from a server via ssh -X. The same server's output is fine on another
machine in the department.
I remain mildly curious as to why, but not enough to dig in since X11(type='cairo')
displays without issue. I first noticed this in R-devel which prompted my "bug report".
Sorry for the noise and thanks for the responses which pointed me in the right direction.