R-beta: graphics: ``gamma correction'' -- state / feedback ?

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Thu Nov 6 20:08:01 CET 1997

In 'CHANGES' of 0.49, you find among "NEW FEATURES"

 o  There is a new graphical parameter "gamma" which is designed to
    let users apply a ``gamma'' correction for their graphics
    displays.  Most monitors produce a color intensity which is
    related to voltage by the equation
			intensity = voltage ^ gamma
    with gamma about 2.5 for most PC monitors.  A typical symptom
    of this non-linearity is that a colorwheel produced by
			piechart(rep(1,48), col=48)
    shows a marked over representation of the red, green and blue
    and blue primaries.  If this is the case try
    and redraw the color wheel.  Vary gamma till you have a "nice"
    spectrum.  This is experimental and feedback would be welcome.
    (If this is useful we will do the same for postscript).

		(underlines "~~" by me).

- What is the state of this?  
- Is it still experimental?  
- Does it also work in postscript?
- Who of you R users has used it?  successfully?
- if yes, can you dig out a nice example of its use?

The main reason for my questions is that I am updating the online
documentation,  and I'd like to write something in (at least)
	?hsv   and   ?par

Thank you for your feedback!
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