From: Gerard Tromp <gerard.tromp_at_sanger.med.wayne.edu>

Date: Fri 08 Apr 2005 - 09:57:56 EST

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Greetings,

Adobe Illustrator works with PDFs, either directly or by converting them to Illustrator format. These vector graphics have "infinite" resolution (can be enlarged 64 fold). I find that graphics passed through MS intermediary programs lose resolution.

Illustrator can also convert single-page PostScript documents (most of the time, I have seen some instrument parts diagrams with a large number of crazy loopy lines). PS documents can also be converted with Adobe Acrobat (full version).

Gerard.

-----Original Message-----

From: r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch

[mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch]On Behalf Of Donald Ingram
Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 19:13

To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch

Subject: Re: [R] off-topic question: Latex and R in industries

The quality and readability of the pdf document is liked but, and it's a big but is .....

My problems - are not R but with general UNIX - PC interoperability

Thanks for the nsf links - it's good to see Latex accepted, I also think the IEEE takes LaTeX, but for the business world it's Word only.

Donald

On 7 Apr 2005, at 22:56, Jonathan Baron wrote:

> On 04/07/05 22:46, Donald Ingram wrote:

*> However LaTeX generated pdfs sent out as reports are much disliked.
**>
**> Really? I don't have this problem. It may have something to do
**> with how you make them. With TeTeX, I use either pdflatex or
**> dvips followed by dvipdfm. The latter is required when I have
**> figures in eps. (ps2pdf is BAD.)
**>
**> I believe that these meet the standards of NSF
**> (http://www.fastlane.nsf.gov). Unfortunately,
**> https://www.fastlane.nsf.gov/servlet/faq.Faq;
**> jsessionid=a8301381731112910739147?areaIndex=3&faqIndex=12
**> now recommends that you just send the dvi file. They have given
**> up on the possibility of users getting it right, but I think this
**> is what they do.
**>
**> But all my papers on http://papers.ssrn.com are done this way.
**>
**> Jon
**> --
**> Jonathan Baron, Professor of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
**> Home page: http://www.sas.upenn.edu/~baron
*

On 7 Apr 2005, at 22:56, Berton Gunter wrote:

*> ??
*

> R and MS coexist quite nicely. I frequently import R graphics as

*> .wmf's into
**> e.g. Word and Powerpoint. So I don't understand your remarks.
**>
**> Of course, there's no question about R's superiority for data analysis,
**> graphs, etc. from any MS product. Incidentally, it is possible to use
**> R via
**> DCOM to generate data analyses and plots within Excel -- I don't know
**> enough
**> to be able to do this myself, but I know it can be done.
**>
**> -- Bert Gunter
**> Genentech Non-Clinical Statistics
**> South San Francisco, CA
**>
**> "The business of the statistician is to catalyze the scientific
**> learning
**> process." - George E. P. Box
**>
**>
**>
**>> -----Original Message-----
**>> From: r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch
**>> [mailto:r-help-bounces@stat.math.ethz.ch] On Behalf Of Donald Ingram
**>> Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 2:46 PM
**>> To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
**>> Subject: Re: [R] off-topic question: Latex and R in industries
**>>
**>> Wensui,
**>>
**>> I work for 'A' electronics test equipment corporation.
**>> I have been using R ( since 1.6 ) instead of MATLAB etc. as a general
**>> language for data analysis and graph generation.
**>> On they way to R I tried Python/Scipy, Scilab and others -
**>> but R wins
**>> in quality and ease of use (it just needs DSP and GPIB/HPIB
**>> libraries
**>> to be perfect ).
**>>
**>> LaTeX is also my document tool of choice ..
**>>
**>> However LaTeX generated pdfs sent out as reports are much disliked.
**>>
**>> MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel are the standards, and very importantly
**>> they offer cut and paste ability across the larger team.
**>> MS's offerings comes no where near to the quality of LaTex /
**>> R, but in
**>> world of shared authorship - it's a one sided battle.
**>>
**>> My other PC universe vs Unix/OS X problem is vector / Meta-file
**>> graphics - essential for quality reports.
**>> Postscript, PDF and MS products just don't play. The newest
**>> Office and
**>> Visio versions seem to be dropping even more of the postscript
**>> import and export filters ( which never work very well anyway ).
**>>
**>> I have never met any other colleagues who use LaTeX or R.
**>>
**>> Any one else sharing the same experiences ?
**>>
**>>
**>>>>
**>>
**>> Message: 37
**>> Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 11:38:55 -0400
**>> From: Wensui Liu <liuwensui@gmail.com>
**>> Subject: [R] off-topic question: Latex and R in industries
**>> To: r-help@stat.math.ethz.ch
**>> Message-ID: <1115a2b00504060838506d00dc@mail.gmail.com>
**>> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
**>>
**>> Latex and R are really cool stuff. I am just wondering how they are
**>> used in industry. But based on my own experience, very rare. Why?
**>>
**>> How about the opinion of other listers? Thanks.
**>>
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