[Rd] PGF Device

Jeffrey Horner jeff.horner at vanderbilt.edu
Wed Jan 31 22:53:22 CET 2007

Paul Murrell wrote:
> Hi
> Thomas Lumley wrote:
>> On Wed, 31 Jan 2007, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>>> There are several devices in packages, and this has been possible since at
>>> least R 1.4.0 (from 2001).  There used to be gtkDevice (still on CRAN, but
>>> old Gtk), GNOMEdevice (never finished) and an SVG driver
>>> (http://www.darkridge.com/~jake/RSvg/), and there are now cairoDevice on
>>> CRAN, the quartz device in the R.app front-end, and others.
>>> Paul Murrell used to have a list of known graphics devices, but I was
>>> unable to locate it quickly.
>> There's one at
>>    http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~paul/R/devices.html
>> but I don't know how up-to-date it is.
> Neither do I :)  but I think most of the existing ones are mentioned
> there. (except for Cairo, which has now been added).  I have heard talk
> of a driver for MetaPost and one for OpenGL at different times, there
> was even one from a company wanting one for "our own vector graphics
> language", but I don't know if they came to anything.

There's also the Cairo (png and pdf output) and GDD (png) packages for 
*NIX from www.rforge.net. The Cairo PDF output is nice as it embeds 
Truetype and OpenType fonts automatically.


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