[R] Remove "gray grid" from levelplot

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Mar 6 13:10:17 CET 2006

On Mon, 6 Mar 2006, Martin Sandiford wrote:


> P.S. To me, the png() device does not appear to do sub-pixel
> rendering.  The postscript() and pdf() devices do.

What could you possibly mean by that?

The postscript() and pdf() produce vector graphics and have no concept of 
a pixel.  There are filled polygons as part of the language they output. 
(Of course the coordinates are output to finite resolution, in fact 0.01dp 
= 1/7200", so you could think of that as the positioning quantum.)

The png device writes on a bitmap.  It outputs a rectangular grid of 
either pre-defined colour indices or RGB values.  There is nothing in the 
PNG standard to allow anything finer.

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