It is often the case that the default or standard output from a high-level function is not exactly what the user requires, particularly when producing graphics for publication. Various aspects of the output often need to be modified or completely replaced. This chapter describes the various ways in which the output from a traditional graphics high-level function can be customized


The real power of the traditional graphics system lies in the ability to control many aspects of the appearance of a plot, to add extra output to a plot, and even to build a plot from scratch in order to produce precisely the right final output.