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Nice dots/points in scatterplots

The default in R is to plot points as large open circles. I think these are pretty ugly and not very effective in many plots. Instead I use smaller, filled points. I add pch=16,cex=0.4 as an additional argument to the plotting command (e.g., plot(),points(),etc.) when plotting points, e.g.:

Keywords: R, points, plotting, scatterplots, plots, circles, filled

Last modified 4/2/06.

Chris Paciorek 2012-01-21