[R] R versions and PostScript files

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Thu Jul 21 15:24:32 CEST 2011

On 11-07-21 3:23 AM, pilchat wrote:
> Dear R users,
> I have a desktop computer and a laptop, both of them with Ubuntu Lucid. The
> former has R2.10 installed from Ubuntu repositories (this is the most recent
> version in the repositories), while the latter has R2.13 from the CRAN
> repositories.
> I noticed that postscript files generated with R2.10 are "better"  than
> files generated with the latest release of R, in particular for plots with
> colored areas, such as the output of image or persp. The thing is that my ps
> viewer (e.g. gv or evince) is very slow in opening ps files from R2.13,
> while it smoothly displays ps files from R2.10, regardless of
> "encapsulation".
> I think this is related to differences in the way the ps file is generated
> by the two versions of R, but I don't know how to go deeper in the matter.

Postscript files are mostly text, so you can compare the two files and 
see what the differences are.  The NEWS file shows a number of changes 
since 2.10.0, but I can't see any that would cause problems for viewers.

Duncan Murdoch

> Is there anyone experiencing the same issue? Is there any solution?
> Thank you in advance
> Cheers
> Gaetano
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