[R] icon for an R package

David Winsemius dwinsemius at comcast.net
Wed Dec 29 23:12:11 CET 2010

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On Dec 29, 2010, at 3:54 PM, Marc Schwartz wrote:

> On Dec 29, 2010, at 2:08 PM, Michael Friendly wrote:
>> On 12/29/2010 1:01 PM, Marc Schwartz wrote:
>>> Michael,
>>> 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?
>> Well, my initial query was just for an icon that I could use in a  
>> presentation to represent several R packages
>> and the relations among them.
> I see, so a network tree of sorts....

These are all png files which Mark said might make it through although  
I thought only pdf or ps files would. No harm in trying.
> David's image file did not come thru the list, so I am not sure if  
> that or something similar meets your needs.
> Simon has some image icons that he uses in R.app for the OSX GUI.  
> These are available from:
>  https://svn.r-project.org/R-packages/trunk/Mac-GUI/images/
>>> 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.
>> You raise the more interesting question of OS-specific icons for R- 
>> related file types (.R, .Rd, .RData, .Rnw),
>> but the only ones I know of are the .RData icon under Windows, and  
>> icons used in eclipse/StatET.
> Presumably if a motivated person were to create and offer some under  
> an appropriate and compatible license, they could be made generally  
> available. Of course the actual utilization of them by the various  
> file managers across the OS's in the manner I describe would require  
> additional steps. Either via an install program that would automate  
> the registration of the file types and icons, or via manual  
> configuration.
> Regards,
> Marc
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David Winsemius, MD
West Hartford, CT

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