I want to plot a very large dataset and therefore I need to use very small points or lines. It seems Thickness and Pointsize has a lower limit. Am I right?

po = RandomReal[{-1, 1}, {10000, 2}];
Graphics[{Thickness[0],Line[#] & /@ ({po[[1 ;; -2]], po[[2 ;;]]}\[Transpose])}]

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Graphics[{PointSize[0], Point[#] & /@ po}]

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Note that AbsolutePointSize and AbsoluteThickness give similar results.

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    $\begingroup$ Points can't be smaller than one pixel on your screen. $\endgroup$
    – Szabolcs
    Sep 26, 2020 at 7:44
  • $\begingroup$ @Szabolcs Thanks, Therefore one needs to increase the size and play with the resolution? $\endgroup$ Sep 26, 2020 at 8:07
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    $\begingroup$ This question on Mathematica's limits reminds me of this older question... $\endgroup$ Sep 26, 2020 at 10:26

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Based on @Szabolcs, It seems by increasing the size and change the resolution,

      {Thickness[0],Line[#] & /@ ({po[[1 ;; -2]], po[[2 ;;]]}\[Transpose])}, 
       ImageSize -> 10000], 
    ImageResolution -> 100], 0.1]

we can find desire fine structure, enter image description here

I suggest Opacity also may be useful in some case,

Graphics[{Opacity[0.0251], Thickness[0],Line[#] & /@ ({po[[1 ;; -2]], po[[2 ;;]]}\[Transpose])}]

enter image description here


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