A Desiccated baseR-er's Snowflakes via Base R Graphics
Yihui Xie / 2017-12-05
As I said previously, I’m a desiccated baseR-er like Karl Broman, and I’m an unfortunate master of
par(). Today I saw a lovely papa drew some beautiful snowflakes for his daughter using ggplot2.
I’m sorry for boring you, but… I haven’t drawn any plots for a long time, but
par() is still in my memory, and here is the desiccated base R version of the snowflakes:
par(mar = rep(0, 4), bg = 'black', ann = FALSE) n = 100 with( list(x = runif(n), y = runif(n), size = runif(n, 1, 7)), plot(x, y, pch = 42, cex = size, col = 'white') )
Perhaps this is one of the rare examples in which base R code looks a little easier, and a grammar of graphics may be an overkill.