From: Michael Friendly <friendly_at_yorku.ca>

Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 13:30:17 -0400

Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 13:30:17 -0400

I have a diagram to be included in latex, where all my figures are .eps
graphics (so pdflatex is not an

option) and I want to achieve something

like the following: three concentric filled circles varying in lightness
or saturation. It is easiest to do this using
transparency, but in my test using the postscript driver, the
transparent color fills do not appear. Is it
correct that postscript() does not support transparency?

circle <-function (radius = 1, segments=61) {

angles <- (0:segments)*2*pi/segments radius * cbind( cos(angles), sin(angles))}

plot(1:5, 1:5, type='n', xlim=c(-1,5), ylim=c(-1,5), xlab='', ylab='',

asp=1, xaxt="n", yaxt="n")

#clrs <- trans.colors("lightblue", alpha=c(.2, .4, .6)) ## from heplots
package

clrs <- c("#ADD8E633", "#ADD8E666", "#ADD8E699")

c1 <- circle(3)

polygon( c1, col=clrs[1], border="lightblue") polygon(.67*c1, col=clrs[2], border="lightblue") polygon(.33*c1, col=clrs[3], border="lightblue")

arrows(-1, 0, 5, 0, angle=10, length=.2, lwd=2, col="darkgray") arrows( 0, -1, 0, 5, angle=10, length=.2, lwd=2, col="darkgray")

One alternative that sort of works is to use the png() driver, and then
convert fig.png fig.eps

but I need very high resolution to make the real diagram legible.

It might suffice to use hcl() colors to approximate what I've done with
transparency,

but I don't know how to start with a given color ("lightblue") and
achieve roughly

similar resuts.

-- Michael Friendly Email: friendly AT yorku DOT ca Professor, Psychology Dept. York University Voice: 416 736-5115 x66249 Fax: 416 736-5814 4700 Keele Street Web: http://www.datavis.ca Toronto, ONT M3J 1P3 CANADA ______________________________________________ R-help_at_r-project.org mailing list https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-help PLEASE do read the posting guide http://www.R-project.org/posting-guide.html and provide commented, minimal, self-contained, reproducible code.Received on Wed 13 Apr 2011 - 17:35:15 GMT

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