[R] probleme with savePlot (to eps)

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 00:21:10 CET 2009

If you are able to switch to Windows it does seem to be supported there
on savePlot.

savePlot(filename = "Rplot",
         type = c("wmf", "emf", "png", "jpg", "jpeg", "bmp",
                  "tif", "tiff", "ps", "eps", "pdf"),
         device = dev.cur(),
         restoreConsole = TRUE)

On Sun, Mar 1, 2009 at 6:15 PM, David Winsemius <dwinsemius at comcast.net> wrote:
> Unfortunately your burning desire to use savePlot for this purpose is not
> going to reconfigure the capabilities of that function. Just read the help
> page of savePlot:
> savePlot {grDevices}
> R Documentation
> Save Cairo X11 Plot to FileDescription
> Save the current page of a cairo X11() device to a file.
> Usage
> savePlot(filename = paste("Rplot", type, sep="."), type = c("png", "jpeg",
> "tiff", "bmp"), device = dev.cur())
> ====
> Do you see "ps" or "eps" in the supported types? I do not. Why would you
> expect be a warning not to use a type of device that was not documented as
> possible.
> Have you looked at dev.copy or dev.print as a method of getting the user
> choice of screen displayed graphics to an output file?
> --
> David Winsemius
> On Mar 1, 2009, at 6:02 PM, Christophe Genolini wrote:
>> Thanks for your answer.
>>> Use the postscript device to save .ps or .eps files.
>> Unfortunatly, I can't. I am using savePlot in a package. Several graphs
>> (up to 100) are exported at the same time and I would like the user to chose
>> the extension. It is why I need savePlot.
>> Beside, I did not find any warning again postscript in the help page for
>> savePlot. Where did you get this information ? I am using R 2.8.1
>> Christophe
>>> The help page for savePlot does not suggest that it would be of any value
>>> in saving plots as postscript files.
>>> ?postscript
>>> ?Devices
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