Date: Tue, 18 Mar 2008 06:16:25 -0700
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From: Jack Hamilton <jfh@STANFORDALUMNI.ORG>
Subject: Re: CX colors in SAS
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People like having printed copies of reports. Color printers still aren't common in businesses (perhaps they are more common in pharmaceutical research than elsewhere).
Color printers seem more popular for good use now; maybe in a few years it will be safe to assume that recipients have color printers available. But even then, there will still be the color-blindness problem to consider.
> ------- Original Message -------
> From: RolandRB <rolandberry@HOTMAIL.COM>
> To: SAS-L@LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> Sent: 3/16/08, 10:15:07 PM
> Subject: Re: [SAS-L] CX colors in SAS
> On Mar 17, 5:20 am, j...@STANFORDALUMNI.ORG (Jack Hamilton) wrote:
> > On Sat, 15 Mar 2008 23:54:50 -0700, "RolandRB" <rolandbe...@HOTMAIL.COM>
> > said:
> > > On Mar 15, 11:06 pm, j...@STANFORDALUMNI.ORG (Jack Hamilton) wrote:
> > > > Doesn't Tufte claim that there are no intuitive color progressions
> > > > represnting intensity or degree? And what about people who are
> > > > color-blind (up to 10% of males in some countries).
> > > So maybe it is a good idea to do all these reports in B+W. BIG letters
> > > too, just in case they have forgotten their glasses.
> > Perhaps. By the time a report has gone through a fax or copy machine,
> > you've lost the colors and some of the fine detail.
> > Actually, I don't think Tufte has a problem with color as long as color
> > is not the only distinguishing characteristic.
> > --
> > Jack Hamilton
> > Sacramento, California
> > j...@alumni.stanford.org
> I suppose emailing them the html page and gif file is totally out of
> the question.