RE: [R] r under linux: creating high quality bmp's for win users

From: Shelby <sojourn_at_ameritech.net>
Date: Wed 23 Mar 2005 - 01:33:56 EST


I have also recently come across a conversion program that works with ghostscript to convert ps and pdf images into other vector formats, including .wmf and .emf for M$ software: http://www.pstoedit.net/. This might be helpful if your colleagues do not have, as Dr. Ripley indicated, a postscript printer (if they do have a PS printer then the regular .eps files produced by ghostscript should work fine, but they will not be rendered at proper resolution on the screen preview while they are working on the document).

Note: I have not given this program a thorough workout in comparison to imagemagick or anything else - just enough to see that it does what it says it does.



Shelby L. Berkowitz
Ecological-Community Psychology
and Institute for Health Care Studies
Michigan State University
berkowi4@msu.edu

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>To: Christoph Lehmann
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>Subject: Re: [R] r under linux: creating high quality bmp's
>for win users
>
>
>On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Christoph Lehmann wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> I produce graphics with R under linux, but my collaborators
>often use
>> windows
>> and cannot import eps pics e.g. in msword
>
>Are they sure? One can import eps images into Word, but you
>need to print
>them on a postscript printer.
>
>> what is the standard way to get e.g. bmp's with the same quality as
>> eps.
>> going the way: creating eps, convert eps2bmp using 'convert'
>doesn't yield
>> good enough bmp's
>
>The bitmap() device might do better, although both are really using gs.
>
>I would use png() and convert to bmp with ImageMagick's convert or
>otherwise.
>
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