[R] r under linux: creating high quality bmp's for win users
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Mar 22 19:27:07 CET 2005
On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Shelby wrote:
> I have also recently come across a conversion program that works with
> ghostscript to convert ps and pdf images into other vector formats,
> including .wmf and .emf for M$ software: http://www.pstoedit.net/. This
AFAIK, it converts to those formats only under Windows. If you are going
to allow running quite complex applications under Windows, consider
running R under Windows!
> might be helpful if your colleagues do not have, as Dr. Ripley
> indicated, a postscript printer (if they do have a PS printer then the
> regular .eps files produced by ghostscript should work fine, but they
> will not be rendered at proper resolution on the screen preview while
> they are working on the document).
> Note: I have not given this program a thorough workout in comparison to
> imagemagick or anything else - just enough to see that it does what it
> says it does.
> Shelby L. Berkowitz
> Ecological-Community Psychology
> and Institute for Health Care Studies
> Michigan State University
> berkowi4 at msu.edu
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>> Brian Ripley
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2005 6:46 AM
>> To: Christoph Lehmann
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>> Subject: Re: [R] r under linux: creating high quality bmp's
>> for win users
>> On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Christoph Lehmann wrote:
>>> I produce graphics with R under linux, but my collaborators
>> often use
>>> and cannot import eps pics e.g. in msword
>> Are they sure? One can import eps images into Word, but you
>> need to print
>> them on a postscript printer.
>>> what is the standard way to get e.g. bmp's with the same quality as
>>> going the way: creating eps, convert eps2bmp using 'convert'
>> doesn't yield
>>> good enough bmp's
>> The bitmap() device might do better, although both are really using gs.
>> I would use png() and convert to bmp with ImageMagick's convert or
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