[R] PICT output?

Thomas Hoffmann hoffmann at ehmgs2.et.tu-dresden.de
Mon Apr 2 09:56:05 CEST 2001

> |> 
> |> I have both R for Windows and R for Linux. Since you have Word and
> |> PowerPoint, I assume you have Windows :-). I do the analysis on the Linux box
> |> and plot "png" files. They are fine for display, but they don't print very well.
> It's not necessary to resort to using Windows.  You can improve the
> printing quality of a png file by using the bitmap function, and
> increasing the res from the default 72 to something like 200.  Your
> png file will look fine in PowerPoint.  (It will look huge if you try
> to view it in a file viewer, though).  

Another possibility is to save the pictures as "eps" (->postscript) and under Windows
use ghostview's "Vectorize" function, which can produce quite good wmf/emf output
most of the time. (That assumes you have ghostscript/ghostview installed under Windows).

Thomas Hoffmann, Institut fuer Halbleiter- und Mikrosystemtechnik, TU Dresden 
E-mail: hoffmann at ehmgs2.et.tu-dresden.de
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