Search for grobs

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Description

Given a gPath, find all matching grobs on the display list or within a given grob.

Usage

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grid.grep(path, x = NULL, grobs = TRUE, viewports = FALSE,
          strict = FALSE, grep = FALSE, global = FALSE,
          no.match = character())

Arguments

path

a gPath.

x

a grob or NULL. If NULL, the display list is searched.

grobs

A logical value indicating whether to search for grobs.

viewports

A logical value indicating whether to search for viewports.

strict

A boolean indicating whether the path must be matched exactly.

grep

Whether the path should be treated as a regular expression.

global

A boolean indicating whether the function should affect just the first match of the path, or whether all matches should be affected.

no.match

The value to return if no matches are found.

Value

Either a gPath or, if global is TRUE a list of gPaths. If there are no matches, no.match is returned.

See Also

grid.ls()

Examples

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# A gTree, called "grandparent", with child gTree,
# called "parent", with childrenvp vpStack (vp2 within vp1)
# and child grob, called "child", with vp vpPath (down to vp2)
sampleGTree <- gTree(name="grandparent",
                     children=gList(gTree(name="parent",
                          children=gList(grob(name="child", vp="vp1::vp2")),
                          childrenvp=vpStack(viewport(name="vp1"),
                                             viewport(name="vp2")))))
# Searching for grobs
grid.grep("parent", sampleGTree)
grid.grep("parent", sampleGTree, strict=TRUE)
grid.grep("grandparent", sampleGTree, strict=TRUE)
grid.grep("grandparent::parent", sampleGTree)
grid.grep("parent::child", sampleGTree)
grid.grep("[a-z]", sampleGTree, grep=TRUE)
grid.grep("[a-z]", sampleGTree, grep=TRUE, global=TRUE)
# Searching for viewports
grid.grep("vp1", sampleGTree, viewports=TRUE)
grid.grep("vp2", sampleGTree, viewports=TRUE)
grid.grep("vp", sampleGTree, viewports=TRUE, grep=TRUE)
grid.grep("vp2", sampleGTree, viewports=TRUE, strict=TRUE)
grid.grep("vp1::vp2", sampleGTree, viewports=TRUE)
# Searching for both
grid.grep("[a-z]", sampleGTree, viewports=TRUE, grep=TRUE, global=TRUE)

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