[Rd] R logo as SVG ?

Jens Elkner jel+r at cs.uni-magdeburg.de
Sat Feb 20 20:56:20 CET 2010

On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 08:00:13PM +0100, Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> G. Jay Kerns wrote:
> >On Sat, Feb 20, 2010 at 1:18 PM, Peter Dalgaard
> ><p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk> wrote:
> >>Jens Elkner wrote:
> >>>Hi,
> >>>
> >>>does anybody have the R logo in a vector format preferable SVG?
> >>>Need it for Freedesktop (GNOME desktop) integration of Rcmdr ...
> >>>
> >>>Thanx,
> >>>jel.
> >>Not really. I played around with the tracer in inkscape at some point, but
> >>it didn't come out quite satisfactory. It's a bit of a time sink unless 
> >>you
> >>happen to know inkscape (or similar) rather well, but if someone is 
> >>willing
> >>to put in the effort, I'm sure the results would be more than welcome on
> >>CRAN.
> >>
> >>
> >
> >As it happens, I made one with Inkscape a couple of months ago.  If
> >memory serves, I did 50 scans of the .png.
> >
> >http://people.ysu.edu/~gkerns/R-logo.svg
OK - thanx. Good source for studying its structure.

> Thanks. Certainly looks better than what I had left around. A full 
> megabyte might be a bit much for a desktop icon, though.

Yes and scaling would be too resource consuming as well (very bad for
menus, etc.). I think, the most challenging part here is all the 
[different type of] shadows. So does anybody know, who made  the
original pixel based image? If not raytraced and steps for reproduction
are available (e.g. gimp/psp layers), it should be possible to produce a
less resource consuming but pretty close svg (at least at the given size

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