[R] howto improve sharpeness of fonts in a jpg-image produced by R ?

Niels Steen Krogh nielssteenkrogh at hotmail.com
Tue Nov 18 16:04:13 CET 2003

I used an expression like this:

barplot(c(1,2,3),c(3,4,5),main=list("Death Rates in Virginia", font = 1))

My question:  How can I improve the sharpeness of the text "Death Rates in 
Why jpeg: Its part of a web-environment using R through a SOAP-server. I 
also tried png256, jpeggray and others, but the text "Death Rates in 
Virginia" does not change sharpeness.


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>From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk>
>To: Niels Steen Krogh <nielssteenkrogh at hotmail.com>
>CC: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
>Subject: Re: [R] howto improve sharpeness of fonts in a jpg-image produced 
>by R ?
>Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 14:11:20 +0000 (GMT)
>There are two ways to make jpgs in R: which did you use?
>If you want a sharp image, why are you using a format designed for
>photographic images?
>I suspect your viewer: that example seems as sharp as I would expect
>viewed in a high-quality JPEG viewer on my LCD screen.
>On Tue, 18 Nov 2003, Niels Steen Krogh wrote:
> > Hi.
> > I've done a standard barplotexample using R1-8.0, redhat8, probably 
>using a
> > GhostScript-integration.
> >
> > How can I improve the "sharpness" of the fonts.
> > See for example the barplot (originally jpg coming from R) which is part 
> > this screendump:
> > 
> >
> > I'm not sure where to improve the this. Is it an R-issue or an
> > GhostScript-issue or?
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