The R Journal: article published in 2012, volume 4:2

What's in a Name? PDF download
Paul Murrell , The R Journal (2012) 4:2, pages 5-12.

Abstract Any shape that is drawn using the grid graphics package can have a name associated with it. If a name is provided, it is possible to access, query, and modify the shape after it has been drawn. These facilities allow for very detailed customisations of plots and also for very general transformations of plots that are drawn by packages based on grid.

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  author = {Paul Murrell},
  title = {{What's in a Name?}},
  year = {2012},
  journal = {{The R Journal}},
  doi = {10.32614/RJ-2012-016},
  url = {} ,
  pages = {5--12},
  volume = {4},
  number = {2}