R-alpha: R postscript under Windows

Ross Ihaka (ihaka@stat.auckland.ac.nz)
Tue, 7 Jan 1997 11:06:15 +1300 (NZDT)

From: Ross Ihaka <ihaka@stat.auckland.ac.nz>
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 1997 11:06:15 +1300 (NZDT)
Message-Id: <199701062206.LAA10374@stat13.stat.auckland.ac.nz>
To: kaplan@macalester.edu
Subject: R-alpha: R postscript under Windows
In-Reply-To: <32D171DA.5FFC@macalester.edu>

Daniel Kaplan writes:
 > Hi,
 > I'm a math professor at Macalester College, setting up
 > to use R in an intro stat course.  
 > I am running R under WinNT and trying to save graphics to 
 > a file.  There is a postscript option, but it doesn't seem
 > to work for me in any of the various calling possibilities
 > that I have tried.  The message I get is
 > Error in device("PostScript", "foobar.eps", c(5, 5, F)) : unable to
 > start device PostScript
 > Do you have any idea what I can do about this, or, more generally,
 > how I can save graphics to a file for the student manual I am
 > writing?

Are you using Word or something similar?  If so, cutting and pasting
the usual Windows way should work.  You have to be careful not to try
to edit the plot once you have it in your document as any rotated
labels will immediately unrotate (this is Bill's bug not ours).

What is your time-frame on this.  The windows version we have for ftp
is rather old and a bit buggy.  We hope to have a better version out
in the medium-term, but are a bit stymied by hardware/software
problems at present.

We are seeking funding for programmer support to help out with this
effort, but I'm rather afraid that we won't qualify as either
fundamental research or as applied research (which in New Zealand
seems to consist of finding new and better ways to kill oppossums).
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