What’s in a Name?

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.

Paul Murrell


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For attribution, please cite this work as

Murrell, "The R Journal: What's in a Name?", The R Journal, 2012

BibTeX citation

  author = {Murrell, Paul},
  title = {The R Journal: What's in a Name?},
  journal = {The R Journal},
  year = {2012},
  note = {https://doi.org/10.32614/RJ-2012-016},
  doi = {10.32614/RJ-2012-016},
  volume = {4},
  issue = {2},
  issn = {2073-4859},
  pages = {5-12}