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

From: Prof Brian Ripley <ripley_at_stats.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Wed 23 Mar 2005 - 05:27:07 EST

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Shelby wrote:

> 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

AFAIK, it converts to those formats only under Windows. If you are going to allow running quite complex applications under Windows, consider running R under Windows!

> 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
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch
>> [mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Prof
>> Brian Ripley
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 6:46 AM
>> To: Christoph Lehmann
>> Cc: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
>> 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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