the x and y arguments provide the x and y
coordinates of the points. Any reasonable way of defining the
coordinates is acceptable. See the function xy.coords
for details. If supplied separately, they must be of the same length.
numeric vector of length one (for both directions) or two
(for x and y separately) specifying the number of equally spaced
grid points for the density estimation; directly used as
gridsize in bkde2D().
numeric vector (length 1 or 2) of smoothing bandwidth(s).
If missing, a more or less useful default is used. bandwidth
is subsequently passed to function bkde2D.
function accepting an integer n as an argument and
returning n colors.
densCols returns a vector of length nrow(x) that
contains colors to be used in a subsequent scatterplot. Each color
represents the local density around the corresponding point.
densCols computes and returns the set of colors that will be
used in plotting, calling bkde2D(*,
bandwidth, gridsize = nbin, ..) from package KernSmooth.
blues9 is a set of 9 color shades of blue used as the default in
bkde2D from package KernSmooth;
further, smoothScatter() (package graphics) which
builds on the same computations as densCols.