[R] The best way to end up with WMF files

Peter Dunn dunn at usq.edu.au
Thu Mar 20 00:56:48 CET 2003

Hi all

I am doing some stats work for a group of biologists
who require windows metafiles (*.wmf) for their publications.
To create these, I appear to have two choices:

1.  Restart my machine in Windows and use  savePlot
2.  Keep my machine in linux, save as another format,
    then convert.

I'd rather stay in linux; but how do I get wmf files?  I looked
at using ImageMagick's  convert, but it appears only to *read*
wmf files and not write them according to the help (not that
I could get it to read them when I tried... but that's another

And if I do create another format first and eventually end up with
a wmf, what is the best way to get there without loosing quality
on the way through the conversion(s)?  

So my question is this:  How can I end up with a wmf files using
linux, without sacrificing too much (any?) quality on the way?

I looked in the Mail archives and couldn't find anything useful.

Thanks as always,


Dr Peter Dunn          (USQ CRICOS No. 00244B)
  Web:    http://www.sci.usq.edu.au/staff/dunn
  Email:  dunn @ usq.edu.au
Opinions expressed are mine, not those of USQ.  Obviously...

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