[R] reading & understanding SVG?

David Carlson dcarlson at tamu.edu
Mon Apr 21 18:06:58 CEST 2014

I was able to grab the logos by bringing the .svg file into
Inkscape (open source .svg editor). The three logos are grouped
so you can select them and then paste them into another
document. Then you'll have to ungroup the three logos and select
each logo separately.

David L Carlson
Department of Anthropology
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77840-4352

-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:r-help-bounces at r-project.org] On Behalf Of Spencer
Sent: Monday, April 21, 2014 9:43 AM
To: Peter Crowther
Cc: R list
Subject: Re: [R] reading & understanding SVG?

p.s.  I don't need to use R for this, though I'd prefer to stay
something that's free, open-source software.  I tried GIMP, but
see how to access the layers.

Hi, Peter:

On 4/21/2014 3:34 AM, Peter Crowther wrote:
> Spencer, what "components" do you want to extract?  Do the SVG
> have a reasonably well-defined structure?  I've done a fair
> with SVG and may be able to help.

       Thanks.  I should have been more specific:  I'd like to
try to 
extract into 3 separate files the weapons of mass destruction
from the "WMD_world_map.svg" image in the Wiikipedia article on
of mass destruction" 

       I've opened it in Emacs enough to see that it's a
structured text 
file consistent with what little I know about XML.  It looks to
me like 
a list, but without convenient names for the list components.

       Thanks again,

p.s.  I found the biohazard symbol by itself 
but I didn't find the radioactive and skull-and-crossbones
symbols in 
exactly that form.  (I didn't look seriously beyond Wikimedia
because I'm making a video, and I want something I can release
under the 
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.

> - Peter
> On 21 April 2014 08:30, Spencer Graves 
> <spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com 
> <mailto:spencer.graves at structuremonitoring.com>> wrote:
>     Hello:
>           What would you suggest I use to read and manipulate
an SVG file?
>           I'd like to extract components of an svg file.  I
see it's
>     XML, but I have very little experience with either SVG or
>      I've tried GIMP and findFn{sos} without finding a clear
>     suggestion of where to start.
>           Thanks,
>           Spencer
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