[R] imlib2, pixmap?

Greg Minshall minshall at acm.org
Sun Jun 15 06:53:36 CEST 2014

hi.  i'm doing some statistical analysis on image files.  the pixmap
package is great, but has the limitation that it is only able to read
(and write) data in PNM format.

there's a nice unix/linux/... library known as imlib2 that is able to
read and write image data in many different formats.

i'm wondering if anyone has written (in C, presumably) code to allow
creating a pixmap from any image format known to imlib2?

(i know about ImageMagick's convert program, and have been doing things
this way, but it is somewhat inefficient, and aesthetically not as

if no one has done this, i'll probably do it (at least for my own use,
never having produced a "public" package).

cheers, Greg Minshall

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