[R-SIG-Mac] [R] Wiki for Graphics tips for MacOS X

Patrick Connolly p_connolly at ihug.co.nz
Thu Feb 1 20:44:05 CET 2007

On Wed, 31-Jan-2007 at 12:11PM -0500, Gabor Grothendieck wrote:

|> To get the best results you need to transfer it using vector
|> graphics rather than bitmapped graphics:
|> http://www.stc-saz.org/resources/0203_graphics.pdf
|> There are a number of variations described here (see
|> entire thread).  Its for UNIX and Windows but I think
|> it would likely work similarly on Mac and Windows:
|> http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu/R/Rhelp02a/archive/32297.html

I found that interesting, particularly this part:

For example, on Linux do this:

   dev.control(displaylist="enable") # enable display list
   myplot <- recordPlot() # load displaylist into variable
   save(myplot, file="myplot", ascii=TRUE)

Send the ascii file, myplot, to the Windows machine and on Windows do this:

   dev.control(displaylist="enable") # enable display list
   myplot # displays the plot
   savePlot("myplot", type="wmf") # saves current plot as wmf 

I tried that, but I was never able to load the myplot in the Windows
R.  I always got a message about a syntax error to do with ' ' but I
was unable to work out what the problem was.  I thought it was because
the transfer to Windows wasn't binary, but that wasn't the problem.

I was unable to get the thread view at that archive to function so I
was unable to see if there were any follow ups which offered an

R has changed quite a bit in the years since then, so it might be that
something needs to be done differently with more recent versions.

Has anyone done this recently?

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