Re: [R] why is text being rasterized with text()

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2008 06:52:29 +0100 (BST)

We haven't been told your OS or the graphics device or how you viewed PDF output. But all text on screen devices is rasterized -- they are raster devices. (That includes your pdf viewer.)

You are writing the label 9 times in the same place. I suspect what you are seeing is a viewer artifact of doing so -- the antialiasing isn't working for you.

On Thu, 3 Apr 2008, Andrew Yee wrote:

> Here's a question: I noticed that when I tried to create this simple
> graph of rectangles and text, R appears to generate text that is
> rasterized (this is seen both on the monitor and when the output is
> directed to a pdf file). Any thoughts?
>
> value.seq <- c("<4",as.character(seq(from=4,to=10)),">11")
> frame()
> par(usr=c(0,10,0,10) )
>
> for (r in 1:9) {
>
> rect(r,3,r+1,3.75, border = NA, col=heat.colors(9)[r])
>
> #this text does not appear to be rasterized
> text(r+0.5,2.75, value.seq[r], cex=0.5)
>
> #this text appears to be rasterized
>
> text(5.5,2.25,"expression (log2)", cex=0.5) }
>
> Thanks,
> Andrew
>
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