Re: [R] SVG format from any R graphic GUI?

From: Prof Brian Ripley <>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 14:19:39 +0100 (BST)

R 2.7.0 RC has an svg() device on Unix-alikes, and there are RSvgDevice and RSVGTipsDevice packages on CRAN.

I've seen so many problems with SVG renderers (especially related to fonts) that I would prefer not to rely on it.

If this is Windows, the preferred route seems to be to use EPS with a preview (which GSView can add for you).

On Wed, 16 Apr 2008, Stefan Grosse wrote:

> On Wed, 16 Apr 2008 13:20:35 +0200 Agustin Lobo wrote:
> AL>I have problems with emf files because OpenOffice does
> AL>a poor job at importing figures in this format. On the other
> AL>hand, imported eps figures are not displayed, just printed.
> AL>Is there any R graphic gui able to export as SVG (or
> AL>other vector format)? I've
> AL>tried JGR, iplots and svGUI.
> The figures format has nothing to do with the gui. It matters which
> devices are supported by your R platform on your system
> (Win/Linux/Mac?).
> A quick search on pointed me to the Cairo package. Maybe
> you can try that.
> You will also have reasonable results using the png device/graphics.
> usually you do something like:
> png("myplot.png",width=500,height=500)
> plot(x,y)
> hth
> Stefan

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