[R] some EPS rotated in journal preview

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Jan 18 14:45:26 CET 2006

The problem is a well-known one in viewers looking at whole pages,
especially PS -> PDF converters.  R figures are particularly vulnerable as 
they have text running both horizontally and vertically (with normal 

Please do follow exactly the advice on the postscript help page.

      The postscript produced for a single R plot is EPS (_Encapsulated
      PostScript_) compatible, and can be included into other documents,
      e.g., into LaTeX, using '\includegraphics{<filename>}'.  For use
      in this way you will probably want to set 'horizontal = FALSE,
      onefile = FALSE, paper = "special"'.

If you have done that, suggest to your publisher that they turn 
autorotation off.

On Wed, 18 Jan 2006, Knut Krueger wrote:

> I am trying to send a manuscript to a journal.

> One of the figures build by R is in the right orientation and 4 are 
> rotated clockwise 90 deg in the preview.

> I used the right click save to PS option and I used the command line
> postscript("c:/temp/fig04.eps",bg="transparent",onefile = TRUE 
> ,pointsize=20,paper = "letter",height=8,width=8,horizontal=FALSE,family 
> = "Helvetica", font = "Helvetica")
> I treed Horizontal=TRUE Ghostsript show the rotated image but not the 
> preview from the journal. :-(
> Is there anything to change that the - unknown system - of the journal 
> will be forced to display the image in the right direction?

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