Re: [R] High resolution plots

From: Robert Cunningham <robut_at_iinet.net.au>
Date: Sat 06 Aug 2005 - 01:43:53 EST

On Fri, 5 Aug 2005 22:38, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Aug 2005, Knut Krueger wrote:
> > Gabor Grothendieck schrieb:
> >> On 7/13/05, Luis Tercero <luis.tercero@ebi-wasser.uni-karlsruhe.de>
wrote:
> >>> Dear R-help community,
> >>>
> >>> would any of you have a (preferably simple) example of a
> >>> presentation-quality .png plot, i.e. one that looks like the .eps plots
> >>> generated by R? I am working with R 2.0.1 in WindowsXP and am having
> >>> similar problems as Knut Krueger in printing high-quality plots. I have
> >>> looked at the help file and examples therein as well as others I have
> >>> been able to find online but to no avail. After many many tries I have
> >>> to concede I cannot figure it out.
> >>>
> >>> I would be very grateful for your help.
> >>
> >> If you want the highest resolution use a vector format,
> >> not a bitmapped format such as png. See:
> >>
> >> http://maths.newcastle.edu.au/~rking/R/help/04/02/1168.html
> >
> > The link is now broken, and I did not copy the hints.
> > Does anybody knows if it its available at any other location?
> >
> > And I tried to find
> >
> >> Thanks for the pointer! .wmf is far superior, I was just in the dark
> >> about the format and R's ability to produce it (An Introduction to R
> >> "Device drivers" does not mention it and I had obviously missed the
> >> deciding last two words in "?device" 'windows')
> >
> > the wmf command but there is nothing to find with help.search("wmf")

>

> Searching for acronyms is not usually a good idea. Searching for
> `metafile' should work (on Windows).
>

> Note that R can produce Windows metafiles only on Windows, which is why it
> is not in `An Introduction to R'.

As I mentioned last month
(https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-help/2005-July/074591.html) I've been able to run R under Wine and use it to produce windows metafiles.

-- 
Cheers,

RJ Cunningham

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