[R] X11 & dev2bitmap

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jul 19 08:16:58 CEST 2000

On Tue, 18 Jul 2000, Steve Arthur wrote:

> Hi,
> I am trying to put some graphics I have generated from R on a
> webpage using dev2bitmap to create a bitmap, .BMP, file. 
> When I look at my notes from 2 or 3 months ago I was successfully able to
> put the ACTIVE device plot result into a bitmap file using a command such
> as:
> dev2bitmap("InsectSpray.BMP")
> Job done!
> Now when I try the same command, I get the following:
> > boxplot(InsectData)
> > dev2bitmap("InsectSpray.BMP")
> Error in device(...) : Object "width" not found      

This is a side-effect of a change to dev.print, and has already been fixed
in the patched version.

However, you are now encouraged to use the bitmap device directly, in your


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