Summary - Re: [R] R-Graphics

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at
Tue Jul 27 19:41:03 CEST 1999

On Tue, 27 Jul 1999 partha_bagchi at wrote:

> Thanks to all who replied. Mostly the suggestion was to add the argument
> horizontal= FALSE to the postscript function. However, I was trying to
> generate a landscape graph. The "fault" lies with gs as Peter Dalgaard
> pointed out. Under Windows 95, gsview has an option to view landscape or
> portrait and therefore this problem does not arise on that platform.

Oh yes, it does, if you use gs not gsview on Windows (as you can). As Peter
pointed out, on Solaris you can use ghostview (I think he said gv, but that
is not so easily compilable on Solaris: it comes with Linux but needs an
X11 toolkit that Solaris does not come with, and has `cleaner' human
interface IMHO) or CDE's (or OpenLook's) *.ps viewer.

The trick with gs is to tell it you want a landscape page: everywhere that
has the courtesy to respect international standards (Ineternational
Standards Organisation a4, no less) this need gs -g842x595. In North
American, RTFM (.../ghostscript/doc/Use.htm).

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
1 South Parks Road,                     +44 1865 272860 (secr)
Oxford OX1 3TG, UK                Fax:  +44 1865 272595

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