[R] Followup: copy-paste graphics from R to Word on Mac OS X
Ulises Mora Alvarez
umalvarez at fata.unam.mx
Sat Mar 8 02:08:45 CET 2003
I'm working with R in an IBook with Jaguar 10.2.4. When it comes to
ghapics manipulation the best thing for me (and I mean a real good result)
was to save my graphics either as bitmaps or as png's files with the
"bitmap" or the "png" devices, respectively.
x <- 1:10
y <- 11:20
dev.print(bitmap, file = "dummy.bmp", res = 600)
I should tell you that I've compiled R using fink. I've to download a
bunch of additional software (X11, ghoscript, etc., always using fink).
But the results are just great.
Have a look at the list files, and at the "Devices" help in the R
software. If you need additional help with graphics or fink please let me
On Thu, 6 Mar 2003, Eric Fruits wrote:
> After trying numerous options, I'm just about at my wits end.
> The most frequent suggestion was to export to a postscript or PDF file
> and import that into Word.
> However, no matter what I did or how I did it, the results were
> extraordinarily ugly and somewhat time-consuming.
> What I've tried so far:
> 1. Copy and paste from the R graphics output window into Word (in Mac
> OS X), this is the worst result.
> 2. Use pdf() to create a pdf file, then import (Insert | Picture |
> From File ...) into Word. This generated the second-worst results.
> Note, that if I print the .pdf file without importing, the results are
> 3. Use pdf() to create a pdf file, use MacGSView to convert to .tiff,
> then import into Word. This provided the third-worst results. Note
> that the .tiff file is jaggy too.
> 4. Use pdf() to create a pdf file, use the full-blown version of
> Acrobat to convert to .tiff, then import into Word. This provided the
> best, but still ugly results. Note that the .tiff file is jaggy too.
> It is conceivable that this is a Mac OS X problem, but I'm not
> convinced considering how well it handles other graphics.
> Any suggestions are appreciated.
> Begin forwarded message:
> > From: Eric Fruits <fruits at portland.econw.com>
> > Date: Fri Feb 21, 2003 10:32:52 AM US/Pacific
> > To: r-help at lists.R-project.org
> > Subject: Copy-paste graphics from R to Word on Mac OS X
> > Greetings:
> > I'm (very) new to R.
> > One of the features of R that I really like is R's ability to quickly
> > generate very good looking graphics. However, I've noticed that when
> > I attempt to copy and paste the graphs from the R graphics output
> > window into Word (in Mac OS X), the resulting picture is very jaggy.
> > I'm aware of the various options such as dev2bitmap, but I'd really
> > like to be able to do a quick copy and paste without switching among
> > various applications or creating extraneous files.
> > Thanks.
> > --
> > Eric Fruits, Ph.D.
> > Senior Economist & Project Manager
> > ECONorthwest - Portland
> R-help at stat.math.ethz.ch mailing list
Ulises M. Alvarez
LAB. DE ONDAS DE CHOQUE
FISICA APLICADA Y TECNOLOGIA AVANZADA
umalvarez at fata.unam.mx
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