Peter Dalgaard BSA
20 Nov 1998 12:31:33 +0100
Prof Brian Ripley <email@example.com> writes:
> S-PLUS has a pdf.graph graphics device, and from what I know of the S
> (hence R) graphics model, it would be relatively easy to write a PDF
> graphics device (no fancy commercial libraries needed). However, I am
> not about to do it, as I can convert .eps files to .pdf in several ways
> and do so regularly using epstopdf (perl script calling gs5.50 at
> www.tug.org/applications/pdftex: even works on Windows). Converting
> .pdf to .eps WELL seems rather harder.
..and a licence of the sort described is nowhere near OpenSource
requirements and clearly in conflict with the GPL. So R cannot use it.
(Certainly not in conjuction with the GPL'ed readline library, anyway.)
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