[R] "Continuously colored" colorkey

Jan Marius Hofert m_hofert at web.de
Sat Mar 4 17:24:00 CET 2006


I use the levelplot function of the lattice library with the option  
col.regions=gray(200:400/400) in order to get a "color-grid" of 201  
different gray colors (actually if you look at the vector, some  
consecutive colors are the same). In order to make the colors in the  
colorkey as "smooth/continuous" as possible I use the maximal number  
which is possible for the "cuts"-options, i.e. I use cuts=200 (the  
standard for col.regions is 100 colors between green and red, so the  
maximal number for cuts is 99. A higher number for "cuts" starts the  
colors from the beginning again...).
Now with these settings (or even with a much smaller number for  
"cuts"), I always obtain _some_ small stripes between the colors of  
the colorkey (not between _every_ color change, just between _some_).  
Of course these stripes have a different color, otherwise I would not  
see them. This looks pretty bad (especially if an almost white stripe  
lies between 2 dark colors). Is there a way to fix that?
I just would like the colorkey to be as "continuously colored" as  
possible, so one should not think that the color "jumps" somewhere...

I use code like the following to obtain the plots:
dev.off() #close trellis device

Thanks in advance


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