[R] built in colors

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Jan 19 20:53:51 CET 2001

On Fri, 19 Jan 2001, Don Wingate wrote:

> Hello R Users,
> Using: Windows 2000, R version 1.2.0
> In the installed directory "etc" there is a file named rgb.txt containing
> definitions of [all?] the built in colors. I tried to edit this file to add
> a color as well as change an existing color. My efforts have had no effect.
> Is this the expected behavior? Is it possible to change or add to the
> built-in colors?

Yes, by re-compiling. The file to be altered is

You can use RGB specifications, just not other names. See ?colors.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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