[R] R with png for solaris?

Friedrich Leisch Friedrich.Leisch at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Thu Oct 25 19:15:02 CEST 2001

>>>>> On Thu, 25 Oct 2001 12:10:53 -0500 (CDT),
>>>>> Roger Koenker (RK) wrote:

  > 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.

If it is for online presentations then there are some cases when png
is preferable to pdf: when you have scatter plots with LOTS of points
(several thousand, but that depends on your hardware), then acroread
can get very slow in rendering the figure (and some printers do run
out of memory when printing the PS) -> that's the only situation when
I prefer a bitmap to a vector graphic.


                        Friedrich  Leisch 
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