[R] save plot graph

M. Edward Borasky znmeb at aracnet.com
Tue Oct 2 05:17:12 CEST 2001

> Date: Mon, 01 Oct 2001 16:22:46 +0200
> From: Olivier Martin <olivier.martin at inrialpes.fr>
> Subject: [R] save plot graph
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> Dear all,
> I have a lot plot graphs and i would like to save them.
> One solution is to use the grab function with xv.
> But it is tedious....
> So is there a R function that can save automatically
> the result of a plot in a gif or ps or bmp file
> Thanks
> Olivier

When I want code that works on either Windows or *N*X, I usually use
Portable Network Graphics (png) files. Do a "help (png)" for the details.
"png" files can be imported into Word documents and displayed with most
browsers. Dealing with PostScript is a pain on Windows, "gifs" have
intellectual property issues as Dr. Ripley noted, and "bmp" files are
*huge*. "wmf" files work great on Windows; if I don't need portability,
that's what I use on Windows R. But *N*X R doesn't make "wmf" files yet.
M. Edward (Ed) Borasky, Chief Scientist, Borasky Research
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