Re: [Rd] Cairo device in dev.copy2eps

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 08:32:08 +0000 (GMT)

It is not as simple as that. There are two Cairo devices, neither in package RGtk2. That in package Cairo is not by default a screen device (it defaults to type="png"). CairoX11 and CairoWin are screen devices. OTOH, package cairoDevice has a device called Cairo that defaults to a screen device but need not be.

Please do mention packages when you talk about non-base functions to avoid this sort of confusion.

It seems a better solution is to ask the current device, which will be done in R 2.7.0.

On Mon, 19 Nov 2007, wrote:

> Hi everybody,
> It would be nice to have Cairo device included in dev.copy2eps() in
> order to avoid RGtk2 developers to use a hacked version of the function.
> I was arealdy done in dev.print().

What does this have to do with RGtk2?

> Best regards.
> Washington
> R 2.6.0
> OS Kubuntu 7.10
> kernel 2.6.22

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