[R] summary: PSTOWMF
peter at tu-bs.de
Thu Aug 19 17:16:25 CEST 1999
Thanks for all, who answered my question (convert ps to wmf)
listened below. Because I askes for it at two lists, the German TeX-User
list an on R-Help, I'll summerize to both lists.
* Because postscript "PostScript is a fully fledged programming language,
and wmf/emf is a low-level description." (Prof. B. Ripley) it is
* Windows programs like corel draw (and in the future the linux version
of this program i suggest) are tools to do a convertation---but with
limitations (see above)
* Because word can't handle >50 images, the Latex would be better.
* Word accepts eps files.
* For a non-latex user a txt file without formats can be a good way too
start up with latex ---interactively with a user, who can be a teacher.
"This is the title there you'll insert \title"
Only R-HELP: Is it a good idea to include the code for the wmf-output
in the Unix R code, or are there special windows libraries the conditio
sine qua non?-- Just an idea...
> >>>>> On Fri, 20 Aug 1999 16:03:25 +0100 (BST),
> >>>>> Prof Brian Ripley (PBR) wrote:
> >> Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999 14:42:53 +0200 (CEST)
> >> From: Peter Malewski <peter at tu-bs.de>
> >> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> >> Subject: [R] OT: PSTOWMF
> >> Hallo,
> >> I've produced via R-0.62 several Life-tables 50*6 (mfrow=c(2,3))
> >> as postscriptgraphs. The phd student, who asked for this, use word for
> >> windows--therefore i converted the whole stuff with pstoimg to gifs.
> >> Unlikly the result is not sufficient (I was told)...
> >> Is there a tool to convert ps to wmf/emf ? I looked for it but haven't
> >> found anything...
> PBR> It cannot be done. PostScript is a fully fledged programming language,
> PBR> and wmf/emf is a low-level description. Quarts don't fit into pint pots!
> PBR> The obvious answer (to me) is to use R for Windows 0.64.2 to print the
> PBR> plots as extended metafiles (which means recomputing them unless you
> PBR> keep the .RData, and for such an old version of R that it is
> PBR> compatible).
> Another possible way (though never 1:1, see above) is to load the
> postscript file into a windows program that can import it and then
> re-export it to WMF or use the clipboard. CorelDraw did a reasonable
> job for many of my graphics. Of course it's a lot of point&click
> ... but what do you expect in windows ...
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