[R] Scatter plot transparency

Anh Tran popophobia at gmail.com
Sat Jun 21 09:18:34 CEST 2008

Thanks, I think I've got it on Mac. Will try with my windows station  

Anh Tran

On Jun 21, 2008, at 12:05 AM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:

> Please see the footer of this message.  What do you want to be  
> transparent, and what did you use to try to get it (there are many  
> possibilities)?  What OS and version of R is this?
> Note that the default value of "bg" for the png() and tiff() devices  
> is "white", and the Windows version of the tiff() device does not  
> support transparency.  But png(bg="transparent") does give a  
> transparent background.
> On Fri, 20 Jun 2008, Anh Tran wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm putting a few plots together and wondering what format would be  
>> best to
>> export a few scatter plots to Illustrator to make a figure. I'm  
>> thinking
>> about overlaying some plot in Illustrator, so the export file type  
>> has to be
>> transparent for Illustrator (version 10).
>> I tried PNG and TIFF, but it does not seems to have transparency  
>> that is
>> recognized by Illustrator (or Photoshop for that matter).
>> EMF (meta data file) on the other hand is very good. The only  
>> problem is
>> that every dot on the plot becomes a vector, which slows the  
>> program down
>> considerably (I have about 200k dots on a graph).
>> So, is there a good way to import these plot in as picture so I can  
>> use them
>> as layer for Illustrator (Photoshop would be fine too).
>> Thank you all.
>> -- 
>> Regards,
>> Anh Tran
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