[R] R with png for solaris?
roger at ysidro.econ.uiuc.edu
Thu Oct 25 19:10:53 CEST 2001
Yes, I now agree. I had had some trouble with postscript to pdf conversion
and had not tried the pdf() option, but it is now clear that either of
Peter's options are preferable to png() for what I wanted, which by the
way was pdflatex |ppower4 |acroread for projected slides. Thanks to all
for the very helpful advice.
url: http://www.econ.uiuc.edu Roger Koenker
email roger at ysidro.econ.uiuc.edu Department of Economics
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On Thu, 25 Oct 2001, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
> 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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