[R] postscript()

Peter B. Mandeville mandevip at uaslp.mx
Tue Jul 11 10:22:43 CEST 2000

I am using RedHat 6.1, the R1.1.0 binary download, and an HP Deskjet 692C.
For some time I have been trying unsuccessfully to integrate R postscript
graphics in LaTex. I consulted the Bug Tracking System. 

In the preamble of the LaTex file (test.tex) I have placed the line


and I use


to include the graphic in the document. Using the command

xdvi test

I can preview the document and the graph is shown. I use 

dvips test.dvi

to print the document. This arrangement works perfectly with poscript
graphics produced by gimp but the printer hangs at the beginning of the
graphic when I use graphics generated by the postscript command in R.

An example postscript graph is produced in R by

yield <-
variety <- factor(c(rep("I",6),rep("II",6),rep("III",6),rep("IV",6)))
data <- data.frame(variety,yield)
boxplot(yield~variety,xlab="Variety",ylab="Yield (bushels per acre)")

It should be noted that I have tried many postscript graphics files
generated in R with the same results. I have also checked the help page and
section 12.6.1 PostScript Diagrams for typeset documents (page 77) in An
Introduction to R and Lipkin's LaTex for Linux. 

The Usage portion of the help page appears to be in error as it has an
unmatched comma in the first line?

I have also tried using the line


with the same results.

However, I can read the graphic with gimp and if I save the file as an
encapsulated postscript file from gimp then the above procedure works. The
R document is 4,837 bytes in length and the gimp document is 5,289,399
bytes in length.

What am I doing wrong?

Peter B.

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