Re: [R] Journal Quality R Graphs?

From: Werner Wernersen <pensterfuzzer_at_yahoo.de>
Date: Wed 02 Mar 2005 - 19:24:21 EST


Thanks for your answer, Adai!

Being a newbie, I finally tried a lot of things and wasted a stack of paper in
order to get a black & white printer printable chart of good quality.

My experiences are the following:
* do never (!) use the alpha correction color settings for transparency if the
graph is to be printed (alpha correction also works with few formats, e.g. PDF 1.4)
* the library(gstat), bpy.colors() color palette prints nicely in grey
* there is a small difference in output from saving the graphs to PS or PDF with
PS looking slightly better

* set the line width with par(lwd=)
* set the line style with par(lty=)
* in the print dialog before printing: check if the
automatic scaling option is set

After doing all of this, my chart looks rather acceptable now.
The R version used was R 2.0.1 on win2k and printing was done on a HP LJ 4M Plus.

Thanks again for your answers!

Best,

   Werner

Adaikalavan Ramasamy wrote:
> Searching for "graph publication" on
> http://maths.newcastle.edu.au/~rking/R/ gave me the
following hit :
>

http://tolstoy.newcastle.edu.au/R/help/04/03/0202.html which suggests
> postscript().
>
> Have you tried printing other documents in black and
white on the same
> printer or tried different printers for the same R
graph. This will
> hopefully eliminate printer as a possible culprit.
Dying printer toners
> sometimes makes the graph look worse than it
actually is.
>
>
> Regards, Adai
>
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, 2005-03-01 at 00:27 +0100, Werner Wernersen
wrote:
>
>>Hi!
>>
>>I have browsed the help archives but did not find
>>anything on the subject: How
>>to make publication quality graphs with R best?
>>Is there some document about that topic out there?
The
>>problem is that the
>>graphs look nice on the screen but when printed in
>>black and white every color
>>apart from black doesn't look very nice. Is there
some
>>guideline how to set
>>color palettes and or fill patterns for charts?
>>
>>Thank you very much for considering my question in
>>advance.
>>
>>Best,
>> Werner
>>
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