[R] PICT output?

Mark Myatt mark at myatt.demon.co.uk
Mon Apr 2 11:31:21 CEST 2001

Greg Trafton <trafton at itd.nrl.navy.mil> writes:
>hi, all.  I use R on a unix (linux) box and am quite happy with it.
>However, sometimes I need to create a graph that needs to be used with
>Microsoft Word or Powerpoint (ug).  I can create a png or jpeg format
>picture, but the text look pretty crummy because jpeg is bitmapped.  I
>can also create a PS/EPS version (my preference), but then it doesn't
>display properly in word or powerpoint (but it prints OK).
>I guess I have two questions:
>  1) Are there any plans for R to output a PICT format?  (which would
>solve this problem, I think, since PICT can be read by word/powerpoint
>and is not bitmapped).
>  2) Is there a way to get an R plot to come out looking good in
>powerpoint or word

Why not create a Windows metafile using win.metafile()? I think this
functions might be available only in the Windows version of R.


Mark Myatt

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