[R-pkgs] cairoDevice 1.2 on CRAN
lawremi at iastate.edu
Thu Sep 21 14:39:19 CEST 2006
The cairoDevice package has recently been released on CRAN. cairoDevice
is an R graphics device based on the cairo
(http://www.cairographics.org) vector graphics library. It is
distinguished from many other devices in its ability to render high
quality anti-aliased graphics. It is available on all three major
platforms (Windows, Mac, and Linux) and requires the GTK+ 2.8.0 library
and its dependencies. For the current users, version 1.2 fixes many bugs.
cairoDevice is capable of rendering in three different ways: to the
screen inside a GTK+ window, to an arbitrary GtkDrawingArea that is part
of an RGtk2 GUI, or to any GdkDrawable, allowing for example the output
of png and jpg images derived from R graphics using the GdkPixbuf
bindings from RGtk2.
cairoDevice is interactive in that it supports the locator tool as well
as the getGraphicsEvent() functionality, which previously was available
only from the Windows device.
To obtain the requisite GTK+ (>= 2.8.0) libraries:
Windows: Download and run the installer from http://gladewin32.sf.net.
Linux: packages from your distribution
Please enjoy the package and let me know if you have any problems,
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