Re: [Rd] Identifying graphics files produced by R

From: Romain Francois <romain.francois_at_dbmail.com>
Date: Sat, 14 Feb 2009 09:57:58 +0100

Hi,

I don't know the answer but here is how I would try to get it from the source:

$ cd R-devel/src
$ grep -R "R Software" *
Binary file library/grDevices/src/grDevices.so matches library/grDevices/src/devPS.c: fprintf(fp, "%%%%Creator: R Software\n"); Binary file library/grDevices/src/devPS.o matches

$ wc library/grDevices/src/*.c

   426   1928  10606 library/grDevices/src/chull.c
   195    658   5395 library/grDevices/src/devNull.c
   775   2771  24480 library/grDevices/src/devPicTeX.c
  7592  26813 212324 library/grDevices/src/devPS.c
  1375   5342  48939 library/grDevices/src/devQuartz.c
  3401  12322 100782 library/grDevices/src/devWindows.c
    75    273   2113 library/grDevices/src/init.c
   189    807   7436 library/grDevices/src/qdBitmap.c
   165    646   5416 library/grDevices/src/qdPDF.c
 14193 51560 417491 total

Somewhere in the 14193 lines of code is your answer. Probably also worth looking in the modules/X11/ and unix directories

Romain

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David M Smith wrote:

> Oftentimes, I see graphs on the web that *look* like they've been
> produced by R, but I can never be sure. Or can I? I notice that
> PostScript files include a "%%%Creator: R Software" line, but do R
> graphics drivers encode any identifying information in GIF or PNG
> files more commonly used on the web? And of so, would such evidence
> necessarily be obliterated in post-processing (e.g cropping)?
>
> I'm trying to do an informal survey of R's use to create statistical
> graphics on the web, and if there's a way to identify graph files I
> see as coming from R it would help a lot.
>
> Thanks,
> # David Smith
>
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