[R] export graphics for editing in Illustrator

Ivan Calandra ivan.calandra at uni-hamburg.de
Wed Feb 24 11:18:48 CET 2010

Hi Paul,

Thanks for your answer, but I have the same problem whether I use pdf or 
eps files. PDF are actually worse than EPS.

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance for your help

Le 2/23/2010 14:00, Paul Hiemstra a écrit :
> Ivan Calandra wrote:
>> Dear R users,
>> I would like to edit my graphics in Illustrator. I know that I can 
>> set up almost every graph parameter in R, but the time I will spend 
>> searching for the correct settings might not be worth since I'm quite 
>> used to Illustrator and since I will in any case use Illustrator to 
>> prepare for publication.
>> Up to now, I've used savePlot() with type=("eps") but I'm unable to 
>> dissociate every part of the plot in Illustrator.
>> Is there a better way to do it? Another function, another package, or 
>> a completely different approach? I'm of course open to all suggestions.
>> For info, I run R2.10 on Windows XP
>> Thanks in advance
>> Ivan
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> Hi,
> I mostly use pdf to store my results from R. In R code it would look 
> like:
> pdf("bla.pdf")
> plot commands...
> dev.off()
> I can read these pds into Inkscape (opensource vector drawing program) 
> and edit all the indvidual lines and such. I can imagine Illustrator 
> should also be able to read these pdfs.
> cheers,
> Paul

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