[R] Greyed text in the background of a plot

Mark Difford mark_difford at yahoo.co.uk
Fri Sep 12 16:32:37 CEST 2008

Hi Agustin,

>> Is there any way of having a greyed ("ghosted") text...


plot(1, type="n")
text(1, "Old Grey Whistle Test", col="slategray4", cex=2)
text(1, y=1.2, "OH!", col="grey95", cex=4)

Then plot what you want on top. If you export or plot to a PDF/ps device the
last-plotted items will overlie the first-plotted items. I think this is
generally true.


Regards, Mark.

Agustin Lobo-4 wrote:
> Hi!
> Is there any way of having a greyed ("ghosted") text
> (i.e, 2006) in the background of a plot?
> I'm making a dynamic plot and would like to show the
> year of each time step as a big greyed text in the background.
> (the idea comes from Hans Rosling video:
> http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=4237353244338529080&sourceid=searchfeed
> )
> Thanks
> Agus
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