Re: R-beta: edit figs with xfig?

Steve Cassidy (
Fri, 21 Nov 1997 10:37:54 +1100

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Subject: Re: R-beta: edit figs with xfig? 
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 1997 10:37:54 +1100
From: Steve Cassidy <>

We have had a lot of success editing figures from Splus (and R should be no 
different here) with xfig using the pstoedit program which is able to convert 
postscript to a range of editable formats, including fig but also I think 
various things which might be usable in the commercial drawing packages.  
You'll have to search the 'net for a source of this program as I can't find a 
location in the source packet I have here but I seem to remember that it 
wasn't hard to find.

pstoedit proved invaluable in fixing up Splus's plotting bugs (leaving out 
lines or tickmarks) and augmenting figures for a recent textbook project. We 
can't imagine life without it now!

Steve Cassidy
                Speech, Hearing and Language Research Center
                     School of English Linguistics and Media
Tel: +61 2 9850 8729			Macquarie University
Fax: +61 2 9850 9199         		North Ryde,NSW, 2109		           Australia

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