[R] changing pen mode [or adjusting for overlapping points?]

Petr Pikal petr.pikal at precheza.cz
Wed Mar 12 14:58:59 CET 2003


On 11 Mar 2003 at 16:28, Don Armstrong wrote:

> On Tue, 11 Mar 2003, Marc Schwartz wrote:
> > Finally, you might also consider using the 'cex' argument in both
> > plot() and points(), which can reduce the size of the plotting
> > symbols. The default for par(cex) is 1.0, so you might try smaller
> > values.
> Changing the pointsize helps a bit, however, it makes the points that
> aren't overlapped almost impossible to see. [Single pixels in a
> 1900x1600 plot are quite hard for my eyes to dicern, and it basically
> gets back to a mere density plot.]
> What I'm really looking for is a method to adjust the mode in which
> the points are drawn, so that those that overlap a point of a
> different color produce yet a third color in the region of overlap.

something like that?


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CheersPetr Pikal
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