[R] trouble in setting jpeg a large size

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Nov 12 06:26:37 CET 2003

What exactly do you not understand about this? Almost certainly Windows
refused to create a 480x65526 bitmap, and it looks as if dimensions of
bitmaps are limited to 2^15-1.

The mind boggles as to what you actually wanted to do with such a wierd 
aspect ratio.  For a more normal aspect ratio you will run out of memory:
for example a 10000 pixel square bitmap is 380Mb and you will need at 
least 2 copies.  My 512Mb system failed to create that.

Have you tried bitmap()?

On Wed, 12 Nov 2003, liuqi wrote:

> I met a trouble in setting jpeg a large size. for example, when i use
> jpeg(height=65526), a problem "Error in devga(paste("jpeg:", quality, ":", filename, sep = ""), width,  : 
> unable to start device devga In addition: Warning message: Unable to allocate bitmap" occurs.
>  if a smaller size is set, no errors occur. 
>  I'm using R 1.8.0 on win2k.
>  Thank you for your help!
> Liu Qi

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