R-beta: Problems with postscript

Douglas Bates bates at stat.wisc.edu
Wed May 27 17:34:02 CEST 1998

Alvaro Colina <acosa at ubu.es> writes:

> Douglas Bates wrote:
> > Alvaro Colina <acosa at ubu.es> writes:
> >
> > > I've got a lot of problems saving plots using postscript(file="xx.ps")
> > > The quality  is not too good when I print it.
> >
> > It might be a matter of how you are printing the file.  I believe that
> > the postscript files saved from R will be in pure PostScript which is
> > device-independent.  The quality of the printed copy will be dependent
> > on the device or the software used to print it.  I don't think I I
> > have ever had any problems with the quality of printed copies of
> > PostScript files created by R.
> >
> > Could you be more specific about what the plot is and what you find
> > poor quality about it?
> I've got the problem because of I can't use a PostScript printer. I can'tinsert a
> PostScript file in my word processor, I need insert another type
> of file (TIFF, JPG, GIF ...).
> If I print the PostScript file with Ghostview I haven't got problems, but
> I would like to use another format for the picture, transform the PostScript
> file to another format.
> I belive that it isn't a problem of R.
> I know it's my problem but I tougth that would be possible to find a function
> to write a different picture format.

I understand the problem but I'm afraid I don't have enough experience
with alternate image formats to help out.  I use PostScript printers
and text processors that can accomodate PostScript inclusions so I am
not sure what to do in other word processors.

I hope you find a solution to your problem.
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