Re: [R] Point size problem

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 26 Jun 2008 13:55:28 +0100 (BST)

On Thu, 26 Jun 2008, Marcin Kozak wrote:

> Sorry. I'm using Windows XP and R 2.7.0, and the same problem occurred
> for various graphics devices (windows, pdf, jpeg).

I don't see it for pdf -- that's probably a viewer artefact and you need to look at higher resolution.

For windows() and jpeg() it is rasterization.

>
> Marcin
>
> On Thu, Jun 26, 2008 at 11:54 AM, Prof Brian Ripley
> <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
>> On Thu, 26 Jun 2008, Marcin Kozak wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I have a simple question and couldn't find any post on this. When
>>> plotting simple scatterplots (other plots as well), e.g.,
>>>
>>> x<-rnorm(30, 10, 1)
>>> y<-rnorm(30, 10, 1)
>>> plot(x, y, pch = 15, cex = 1),
>>>
>>> the points, even those close to each other, may have visibly different
>>> sizes. Do you know what's going on with that?
>>
>> No, because you haven't followed the posting guide and told us your OS, R
>> version and what graphics device this is.
>>
>> This may be an artefact of rasterization in the device, since you are
>> plotting squares with numeric (not integer) coordinates, and these need to
>> be mapped to pixels on a screen device. So for example the interval (3.7,
>> 6.0) might light up 3 pixels, and (3.4, 5.7) might light up 4.
>>
>>>
>>> Thanks in advance,
>>> Marcin
>>>
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>>
>> --
>> Brian D. Ripley, ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
>> Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/
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>>
>
>
>
> --
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>

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Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk
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