Subject: Re: bitmap copies of plots
From: Prof Brian D Ripley (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue 05 Oct 1999 - 22:56:50 EST
On Tue, 5 Oct 1999, Martin Maechler wrote:
> I think your dev2bitmap() is a really neat idea!
> Thank you
> Further, I didn't know that (newer flavors of) gs allows for so many
> different output formats
> [for the unaware (as I was till now):
> gs --help
> (1997 Aladdin Ghostscript 5.1)
> gives 69 devices (not all useful for dev2bitmap),
> such as jpeg, tiff, png, pbm, pgm, pcx,...
(5.50 is much better than 5.10, and 6.0 is imminent: 5.94 is in test)
> I think something like it should make it into the distribution
> (shall I quickly write docu for it, saying it is somewhat experimental,
> even for 0.65.1 ?)
I am going to put the postscript patches I need in for 0.65.1 today: I can
then put a cleaned up version in the distribution.
Basically, the pending changes make onefile actually do something, and a
`special' paper size allows arbitrary paper sizes (and no special borders).
-- Brian D. Ripley, email@example.com Professor of Applied Statistics, http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk/~ripley/ University of Oxford, Tel: +44 1865 272861 (self) 1 South Parks Road, +44 1865 272860 (secr) Oxford OX1 3TG, UK Fax: +44 1865 272595
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