[Rd] My retraced version of R logo in SVG

friedrich.leisch at stat.uni-muenchen.de friedrich.leisch at stat.uni-muenchen.de
Fri Oct 15 14:29:11 CEST 2010

Dear Tobias,

thanks a lot, this looks very nice. I just exported it to PDF and can zoom
in and out with great results. I think we should replace the current logo
with bitmaps (where necessary) of your version and would the be able to
use vector versions wherever possible.

Great work & really appreciated!


> Salvete,
> when over the the weekend I found myself incapable of looking at any
> more numbers and code, seeing the R logo, I wondered how one would go
> about replicating the old-fashioned faux 3D effects it uses.
> I thought it would make for a good distraction and exercise to try and
> mimic it in SVG as close as possible, tracing the simple shapes by hand
> and using layered gradients.
> This is the result:
>     http://www.alice-dsl.net/~towolf/rlogo/Rlogo-novo.svg
> for comparison, this is the PNG logo at the same size
>     http://svn.r-project.org/R-dev-web/trunk/Logo/Rlogo-2.png
> The SVG is stripped down to 80K and the PNG is 200K.
> I also have a version with preserved Inkscape metadata at 140K and a 2K
> versoin with only the two flat shapes:
>     http://www.alice-dsl.net/~towolf/rlogo/Rlogo-novo-editable.svg
>     http://www.alice-dsl.net/~towolf/rlogo/Rlogo-simple.svg
> I thought someone might find a use for these. If yes, just go ahead.
> It’s easy to edit these files. Change the color, make them prettier, or
> more physically plausible in terms of shading. I  just put them under
> cc-by-sa.
> --Tobias
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