[R] R with png for solaris?

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Oct 25 18:45:21 CEST 2001

On 25 Oct 2001, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:

> Roger Koenker <roger at ysidro.econ.uiuc.edu> writes:
> > The resulting png files are very convenient particularly in the pdflatex
> > environment
> Um, no...
> PNG is a raster format. You'd likely be better off writing PDF
> directly or using epstopdf on PostScript output.

Definitely better off with R's pdf() device unless you are really writing
raster images with image(), and possibly even then as pdftex handles
.pdf files better than .png ones.

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