R-beta: Fig driver for "R"?

Peter Dalgaard BSA p.dalgaard at biostat.ku.dk
Mon Feb 2 12:22:22 CET 1998

Martin Maechler <maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch> writes:

> Dear Wojtek,
> 1) There should be a [x]fig(.) driver in one of the next releases of R.
>    The internal device driver code is currently being upgraded quite a bit
>    and it's not worth to spend time on porting devices to R version 0.61.1.
> >>>>> "Wojtek" == Wojtek Zabolotny <wzab at ipe.pw.edu.pl> writes:
>     Wojtek> --------------5CF935C979296E5A508DE04D Content-Type:
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>     Wojtek>     Hello all R users and developers!
>     Wojtek> In the "Notes on R" I have found the following information:
> 		    ----------
> Well, these are not so accurate really; these are just a relatively quick
> port of the original "Notes on S" to help people getting started.

- and as to the original question, two things:

(a) Many of the recent changes in the graphics system in R were done
with a strong view to making it trivial to do the fig-format output.

(b) (For the meantime) Other people have reported good experiences
with the pstoedit program, available in the .../contrib/applications
section of ftp.x.org and its mirrors. You also need Ghostscript for

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