Re: [Rd] Saving Graphics File as .ps or .pdf (PR#10403)

From: Simone Giannerini <sgiannerini_at_gmail.com>
Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2007 18:47:22 +0100

Thank you,

I am sorry for my positive contribution to the entropy of R lists ... I missed the fact that somewhere there is a separate list of Windows specific bug fixes.
Maybe it would be useful that this list be put in evidence close to the other one.

Kind regards

Simone

On 11/6/07, Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, 6 Nov 2007, Simone Giannerini wrote:
>
> > I looked at the list of bug fixes before writing and I found that the
> > only thing close to it is this
> >
> > o postscript() was not always ignoring .Postscript.Options in
> > the workspace (where it should not have occurred).
> >
> > but I must admit I did not understand whether it had anything to do
> > with this bug report.
>
> It occurs on Windows only, and the src/gnuwin32/CHANGES file says
>
> BUG FIXES
>
> o Saving a plot to Postscript or PDF required the font database
> to have been initialized: this is now done if necessary.
>
> See also
>
> https://mailman.stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2007-October/142414.html
>
> (over a month ago).
>
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Simone
> >
> > On 11/6/07, Uwe Ligges <ligges_at_statistik.uni-dortmund.de> wrote:
> >> This has been reported several times before and has been fixed in
> >> R-patched some weeks ago.
> >>
> >> Uwe Ligges
> >>
> >>
> >> Jane_Harvill_at_Baylor.Edu wrote:
> >>> Full_Name: Jane L. Harvill
> >>> Version: 2.6.0
> >>> OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Version 2002, Service Pack 2
> >>> Submission from: (NULL) (129.62.21.93)
> >>>
> >>>
> >>> PROBLEM: The ability to save the contents of an R Graphics window as a
> >>> postscript or PDf file through the drop-down menu (File -> Save As ->
> >>> Postscript, or File -> Save As -> PDF) results in the error message below being
> >>> printed to the R Console.
> >>>
> >>> ERROR MESSAGE:
> >>> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> >>> Error: Invalid font type
> >>> In addition: Warning messages:
> >>> 1: font family not found in PostScript font database
> >>> 2: font family not found in PostScript font database
> >>> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> >>>
> >>> TO RECREATE THE PROBLEM:
> >>> 1. Using the R Console, create some graph in R; for example, plot(rnorm(100)).
> >>> 2. Select File -> Save As -> PostScript (or File -> Save As -> PDF).
> >>> 3. Supply a file name and click the "Save" button.
> >>>
> >>> FOUR OTHER RELEVANT NOTES:
> >>> 1. I checked to see if the same error results when invoking the functions
> >>> pdf(file=...) or postscript(file=...). No error results, and the content of
> >>> the output (.ps or .pdf) file produces a duplicate of what appears in the R
> >>> Graphics window.
> >>>
> >>> 2. I checked, but did not see any other bug reports in the system that are
> >>> relevant to this problem.
> >>>
> >>> 3. Before I submitted this R Bug Report, I reinstalled the PostScript fonts,
> >>> and then reinstalled R Version 2.6.0. This did not change the outcome.
> >>>
> >>> 4. This problem did not exist in previous versions of R on any of my computers.
> >>> It exists on all computers for version 2.6.0 of R.
> >>>
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>
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Simone Giannerini
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