grid.clip: Set the Clipping Region

Description Usage Arguments Details Value Author(s) See Also Examples

Description

These functions set the clipping region within the current viewport without altering the current coordinate system.

Usage

1
2
3
4
5
grid.clip(...)
clipGrob(x = unit(0.5, "npc"), y = unit(0.5, "npc"),
         width = unit(1, "npc"), height = unit(1, "npc"),
         just = "centre", hjust = NULL, vjust = NULL,
         default.units = "npc", name = NULL, vp = NULL)

Arguments

x

A numeric vector or unit object specifying x-location.

y

A numeric vector or unit object specifying y-location.

width

A numeric vector or unit object specifying width.

height

A numeric vector or unit object specifying height.

just

The justification of the clip rectangle relative to its (x, y) location. If there are two values, the first value specifies horizontal justification and the second value specifies vertical justification. Possible string values are: "left", "right", "centre", "center", "bottom", and "top". For numeric values, 0 means left alignment and 1 means right alignment.

hjust

A numeric vector specifying horizontal justification. If specified, overrides the just setting.

vjust

A numeric vector specifying vertical justification. If specified, overrides the just setting.

default.units

A string indicating the default units to use if x, y, width, or height are only given as numeric vectors.

name

A character identifier.

vp

A Grid viewport object (or NULL).

...

Arguments passed to clipGrob.

Details

Both functions create a clip rectangle (a graphical object describing a clip rectangle), but only grid.clip enforces the clipping.

Pushing or popping a viewport always overrides the clip region set by a clip grob, regardless of whether that viewport explicitly enforces a clipping region.

Value

clipGrob returns a clip grob.

Author(s)

Paul Murrell

See Also

Grid, viewport

Examples

 1
 2
 3
 4
 5
 6
 7
 8
 9
10
11
12
13
14
# draw across entire viewport, but clipped
grid.clip(x = 0.3, width = 0.1)
grid.lines(gp=gpar(col="green", lwd=5))
# draw across entire viewport, but clipped (in different place)
grid.clip(x = 0.7, width = 0.1)
grid.lines(gp=gpar(col="red", lwd=5))
# Viewport sets new clip region
pushViewport(viewport(width=0.5, height=0.5, clip=TRUE))
grid.lines(gp=gpar(col="grey", lwd=3))
# Return to original viewport;  get
# clip region from previous grid.clip()
# (NOT from previous viewport clip region)
popViewport()
grid.lines(gp=gpar(col="black"))