[Rd] PGF Device

Paul Murrell p.murrell at auckland.ac.nz
Wed Jan 31 23:30:21 CET 2007


Jeffrey Horner wrote:
> 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.

Ah!  Thanks!  I had lost track of the Cairo/cairoDevice and GDD/xGD
alphabet soup :)

Dr Paul Murrell
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