[R] embed image (png) in postscript (device)

From: Hans-Peter <gchappi_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri 01 Sep 2006 - 11:56:25 GMT


Hi,

I output multiple "grid-package-based" plots to the postscript device. Because the graphics are complicated and consists of a lot of datapoints (~200'000) the files become really big. To avoid this big files and to shorten the creation, I currently print the plots to the png device and manually combine them into one multipaged pdf document.

My question is, it is possible to do this in R directly? Probably I would have to create a png plot first, then reimport it into R and "put" it on the ps device. Is this a realistic way (in principle) ?

If there is no package to read png files (I didn't find anything), I probably could solve this. But I still don't know if it would be possible to "put" this memory representation to a ps device.

Thanks for your time.

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Regards,
Hans-Peter

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