[Rd] graphics:persp - suggestion

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Tue Oct 8 13:38:25 CEST 2013

On 13-10-08 1:48 AM, Christoph Häni wrote:
> Dear Devels,
> I'm not sure if I'm going the right way by mailing to this list. I have two
> suggestions regarding the persp function from the graphics package:
> 1. In the documentation of the persp function, it is said, that the "col"
> argument will ignore transparent colors. However, this is not true, if you
> use strings as color code - at least it works with HEX-code (eg. :
> col="#bf000022" would produce a red-colored surface with transparency = 22).

The actual behaviour is that if lighting (controlled by the "shade" 
argument) is active, transparency is ignored.  However, if
the first colour is transparent, lighting is turned off, so transparency 
*will* be used.  I'm not sure what the intention was behind the latter 

Duncan Murdoch

> 2. It would be helpful if one could add a surface to an existing plot. I
> simply copied persp and deleted the "plot.new()" line, but I guess there
> are better ways...
> Cheers,
> Christoph
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