Re: [R] Jpeg and pixel

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 12:12:07 +0000 (GMT)

You'll do much better with e.g. PDF, a format designed for printing and that used by the printing industry.

On Tue, 11 Mar 2008, wrote:

> I'll try it. thx
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: Alberto Monteiro []
> Gesendet: Dienstag, 11. März 2008 12:24
> An: Prof Brian Ripley; Schwander, Thomas, KS.R
> Cc:
> Betreff: Re: [R] Jpeg and pixel
> Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> How would I know? If you doubt this, try it with a standard font and
>> compare.
>> Note what I said about artefacts: something other than R is involved
>> when you print. This is the sort of thing which happens if bitmap
>> images are not printed at their native resolution.
> I saw that R can write in SVG format, using the RSVGTipsDevice library. I think SVG is the closest format to losslessness when printing.
> Of course, my ecological motivation would ban all formats that make printing easy, to save the environment by saving a few trees :-)
> Alberto Monteiro

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