[R] white in the default palette
p.murrell at auckland.ac.nz
Wed May 29 01:00:26 CEST 2002
> [I'd already sent this message earlier (Apr 6) but as I had no response
> and I still see that it is the case in R1.5 I thought I'd try again]
> I recently encountered a problem (actually missed some data) because
> "white" is one of colours in the "default" palette and that does not
> show up to well on my transparent (on white background). Of course it is
> easily fixed but I think white should not be a default colour.
> > palette("default")
> > palette()
>  "black" "red" "green3" "blue" "cyan" "magenta" "yellow"
>  "white"
> > par()$bg
>  "transparent"
Apologies for not responding to your first email on this topic.
I think there is fairly general agreement that the default colour
palette that R provides is not terribly clever, and having "white" as
one of the defaults is possibly the least clever part :)
We are currently discussing the possibility of providing some more
sensible default palettes, but these are a little way off yet.
In the meantime, are there any objections to changing "white" to "grey"
in the default palette?
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