[R] PICT output?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Apr 2 10:32:21 CEST 2001

On Mon, 2 Apr 2001, Thomas Hoffmann wrote:

> > |>
> > |> 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
> > |> 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
> use ghostview's "Vectorize" function, which can produce quite good wmf/emf
> most of the time. (That assumes you have ghostscript/ghostview installed under

ghostview is a Unix program: I assume you mean Ghostgum's GSView?  If
you have Windows, you can use R under Windows to produce high-quality wmf
directly ....

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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