[R] Font quality in base graphics

From: willemf <jwhferguson_at_zoology.up.ac.za>
Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 06:42:42 -0700 (PDT)

I am attempting to get publication quality graphs using R on Ubuntu. I encounter lots of problems in using cex to control font size: for instance cex=1.5 results in very blocky characters. I then tried to use res=1200 while creating a PNG file, hoping that this would solve the problem, but it did not. When doing the above, a second problem appeared: the font size relative to the graphics decreased drastically. e.g. png("t1.png", res=1200, width=1200, height=1200). Is anyone prepared to give me a pointer of where to read about precise control over font type and font size in base graphics? I have two books on R graphics but this aspect is never treated in detail in any of them. Kind regards, willemf.

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