Re: R-beta: edit figs with xfig?

Peter Herkenrath (
Sun, 23 Nov 1997 10:49:03 +0000

Date: Sun, 23 Nov 1997 10:49:03 +0000
From: Peter Herkenrath <>
To: Bill Simpson <>
Subject: Re: R-beta: edit figs with xfig?

On Thu, 20 Nov 1997, Bill Simpson wrote:
> Question for R users under unix:
> Do you ever edit figs created by R using xfig or some other program?  I
> tried to edit a figure with xfig (a program which I find quite horrible by
> the way) and it said it couldn't read it in.  I guess xfig has no
> capability of reading postscript files?
> Can anyone tell me how to do it, or perhaps suggest another freeware
> structured drawing program for use in touching up postscript figs output
> by R?

As an Linux and TeX-user Ipe-5.0 ( or serves me very well. It can reimport
postscript files via an ghostscript script and allows to use all
the LaTeX formatting capabilities. 

Peter Herkenrath <>
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