[R] Pretty onscreen plots?
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Feb 19 08:49:22 CET 2003
I use PDF and make my presentations in PDF using pdflatex, or even in
postscript and Distiller. That way the final document has vector
graphics, and bitmapping only occurs at the very last minute, when the
projector resolution is known.
In theory win.metafile should do the same for powerpoint, but in practice
it is not as good. Probably the metafile graphics driver could be
On Wed, 19 Feb 2003, Andrew C. Ward wrote:
> The R functions png(), jpg() and bmp() will generate files that can be used in
> PowerPoint. Previews can be added to postscript files, using Ghostview and
> ImageMagik among others. I have done the latter in the past since the
> postscript files are of an excellent standard, and because I've wanted both to
> display and print a report. Having separate viewing and printing versions of
> graphs is not very convenient.
> Andrew C. Ward
> CAPE Centre
> Department of Chemical Engineering
> The University of Queensland
> Brisbane Qld 4072 Australia
> andreww at cheque.uq.edu.au
> Quoting "Falcon, Seth" <sfalcon at fhcrc.org>:
> > I'm looking for ideas for creating high-quality plots for use in projected
> > presentations (powerpoint, etc) --- ideally high-quality png, jpg, bmp.
> > The graphics produced using the postscript device look very good. Those
> > generated with win.graph(), png are plagued by the jaggy lines.
> > So far, the only way I can use the postscript plots in my presentations is
> > using separate screen capture software. Can someone suggest a better way?
> > Thanks,
> > + seth
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