[R] icon for an R package
marc_schwartz at me.com
Wed Dec 29 19:01:32 CET 2010
On Dec 29, 2010, at 11:32 AM, Michael Friendly wrote:
> On 12/29/2010 11:02 AM, David Winsemius wrote:
>> On Dec 29, 2010, at 10:03 AM, Michael Friendly wrote:
>>> I'm looking for an icon to represent an R package. Perhaps something
>>> but with the R logo rather than KDE.
>> Can't you just get the location of an "R" at CRAN?
> Sorry for not being clearer. What I want is an icon for a *package*,
> such as I gave in the iconfinder link
> above, but with the R logo *superposed*. Such 3D icons are common in the
> Mac world, but I couldn't
> find anything similar for R, so thought I'd ask before trying my (poor)
> hand with PhotoShop or something
Are you referring to an icon that would be displayed for an R package when browsing in a file manager, such as Nautilus, Konqueror or Finder?
If so, those icons are typically associated with a file using MIME types and are based upon the file type in question having a unique extension and perhaps being associated with a particular application that is installed.
Since R packages are either .zip files or tar archive files (.tar.gz or .tgz), they will use the default theme icons for the OS/File Manager in use for those extensions, possibly for the archiving application associated with those file types.
I don't know of any way off-hand, to differentiate R packages from other files that have the same extensions and therefore have a unique icon displayed in the respective file manager application.
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