[R] The best way to end up with TIFF {Was: end up with WMF)

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Mar 21 08:16:37 CET 2003

On 21 Mar 2003, Peter Dunn wrote:

> I posted a couple of days ago about how to end up with wmf files
> eventually in R for linux.
> The short answer was:  you (probably) can't...and don't!
> The journal in question also accepts TIFF files, I am told (it's
> a physiology journal).
> So I adjust my question:  What is the best way to get TIFF files
> out of R?  It can't create them directly as far as I can tell.
> ImageMagick's convert can create TIFF; what is the best way to
> get there from R?  Thru postscript first?

Via PNG, probably, although bitmap() will automate going via postscript.
Note that TIFF is a multitude of formats, and not all tools accept all the 
sub-formats, in particular compression schemes, so I would use 
uncompressed TIFF.

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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