Re: [R] orientation of eps files

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Thu 03 Mar 2005 - 04:02:04 EST

Yes, and it happens because by default R's plots have rotated text on the y axis, and it is this that tends to trigger auto-rotation.

The answer is in

https://www.stat.math.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2003-October/027766.html

various other items in the thread being off the point.

On Wed, 2 Mar 2005, Roger D. Peng wrote:

> This is ghostscript feature, I believe. See here:
>
> https://www.stat.math.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-devel/2003-October/027759.html
>
> I usually do
>
> setenv GS_OPTIONS "-dAutoRotatePages=/None"
>
> in tcsh.
>
> -roger
>
> Andrew Collier wrote:
>> hello,
>>
>> i have a problem with the orientation of eps files produced with the
>> postscript() command. i have generated some eps files with R using:
>>
>> postscript(file = filename, horizontal = FALSE, paper = "special", onefile
>> = F
>> ALSE, height = height, width = width, pointsize = pointsize)
>>
>> now, when i include these eps files into a standard paper document (ie. a4
>> paper, portrait orientation) everything is fine.
>>
>> however, i am now wanting to incorporate the same images into a
>> presentation. i am making a pdf file, which for presentation purposes is in
>> landscape orientation. i am using latex with the prosper package. images
>> are included with \includegraphics{} and a pdf file is generated with
>> dvipdf. however, in this case, when i include the eps figures the whole
>> page suddenly gets rotated around into portrait. eps files from other
>> packages seem to work fine.
>>
>> there is an example of the problem at
>>
ftp://chinstrap.nu.ac.za/orientation.pdf.
>>
>> if you have any ideas as to what might be causing this problem, i would be
>> extremely happy to hear them.
>>
>> best regards,
>> andrew.
>>
>
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> Roger D. Peng
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>
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