Re: [R] Using graphics straight from R into published articles

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2011 10:22:54 +0100 (BST)

On Wed, 30 Mar 2011, Philipp Pagel wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 08:48:55AM +0000, ONKELINX, Thierry wrote:
>> Large snip.
>>
>>> Absolutely vector - no jpeg, png, ... although it takes
>>
>> That depends on the kind of graph. I aggree that you should try
>> vector at first. But when it generates very larges files (e.g.
>> scatterplots with thousands of points) then you better switch to
>> bitmaps like tiff or png. Jpeg can create artefacts, so is not very
>> good for graphics.
>
> True. Sometimes one can get away with switching from a normal
> scatterplot to hexbin or something like this but if that is not
> anoption a high resolution tiff or png is the way out.
>
> And of course, I agree that jpeg should never be used for graphs.

That depends on the definition of 'graphs'.

One reason that I added jpeg support to Sweave is that some of us do work in areas where figures (and it is 'figures' you put in papers in my native language) are images, even photographic images.

>
> cu
> Philipp
>
> --
> Dr. Philipp Pagel
> Lehrstuhl für Genomorientierte Bioinformatik
> Technische Universität München
> Wissenschaftszentrum Weihenstephan
> Maximus-von-Imhof-Forum 3
> 85354 Freising, Germany
> http://webclu.bio.wzw.tum.de/~pagel/
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