Re: [Rd] plot.lm: "Cook's distance" label can overplot point labels

From: John Fox <>
Date: Fri, 20 Feb 2009 08:05:59 -0500

Dear Thomas,

Though far from an expert on the matter, it's my understanding that red-green confusion is the most common form of colour-blindness. I guess that the best way to put it is that it would be desirable to choose colours for the standard palette that minimize the probability of perceptual problems.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Lumley []
> Sent: February-20-09 4:32 AM
> To: John Fox
> Cc: 'John Maindonald'; 'Prof Brian Ripley';; 'Martin
> Maechler'
> Subject: Re: [Rd] plot.lm: "Cook's distance" label can overplot point
> On Thu, 19 Feb 2009, John Fox wrote:
> > Dear John and Brian,
> >
> > My point about colour-blindness was partly tongue-in-cheek, but I think
> that
> > it's a bad choice to have the second and third colours in the default
> > palette as red and green.
> >
> Looking at the standard palette with dichromat::dichromat() it seems that
> depends on which flavour of red-green anomaly you have. For deuteranopia
> red and green are quite close. For protanopia they are pretty distinct and
> the confusion is between colours 3 and 7 (yellow vs green) and between 4
> 6 (blue and magenta).
> I agree that the standard palette isn't ideal, though.
> -thomas
> Thomas Lumley Assoc. Professor, Biostatistics
> University of Washington, Seattle
> mailing list Received on Fri 20 Feb 2009 - 12:08:16 GMT

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