[R] Display time of PDF plots

Bert Gunter bgunter@4567 @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Sep 3 20:20:54 CEST 2018

1. Plot a random sample of the points (e.g. of rows of matrix/dataframe
containing "x" and "y" columns

2. See the hexbin package

3. Check out the graphics taskview on cran:
(though it may be somewhat dated by now)

4. Internet search:  e.g. on "display scatterplots with thousands of
typical hit:

5. Search/Post on stats.stackexchange.com instead.

-- Bert

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On Mon, Sep 3, 2018 at 10:45 AM Rich Shepard <rshepard using appl-ecosys.com>

>    This may be an inappropriate forum for this question. If so, please
> point
> me in a better direction.
>    A current project includes scatter plots with thousands of points. Saved
> as PDF files they display slowly using a pdf viewer or when included in the
> PDF output of a LaTeX document.
>    Is there a process by which these plots can be 'thinned' so they show
> the
> same overall patterns but with fewer points so they display more quickly?
>    Rasterizing them to .jpg files using 'convert' allows them to load
> immediately, but the bit-mapped resolution is, of course, much lower than
> the vector PDF format.
> Rich
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