[R] WMF on Unix

Jennifer Steinbachs stein at fieldmuseum.org
Tue Jan 16 00:56:45 CET 2001

I can understand why one might want to use WMF format (in windows)... for
the ability to manipulate graphic elements after the fact for an even
cleaner display of data.

One solution, for the windows world, is to use eps format and edit the
file in adobe illustrator.  To avoid using AI, one can use
ghostview.  GSview comes with the utility "epstool" that apparently allows
one to create a wmf file
(http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/gsview/epstool.htm) from an eps
file.  Sorry, can't test this as I purged my systems of the Microsoft
virus a few years ago.

In the linux world, a little program called "sketch", at
http://sketch.sourceforge.net,  (based on tk and python) can easily open
both eps and ai files, outputting to ps or sketch native file format.   


J. Steinbachs, Ph.D.
Computational Biologist
The Field Museum
Chicago, IL 60605-2496

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fax: 312-665-7158

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