[R-SIG-Mac] Wiki or Development for Mac-R.app-graphics-insert-to-Word?

Byron Ellis byron.ellis at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 22:32:27 CET 2007

On 1/30/07, Duncan Murdoch <murdoch at stats.uwo.ca> wrote:
> >
> > 5. R does not know how to produce .wmf -- under Windows, R does
> > device-independent graphics calls that are translated to .wmf, .png,
> > .jpeg, or screen images by the operating system as required.
> That's true for wmf and on-screen displays, but R on Windows uses open
> source code (in the src/gnuwin32/bitmap directory) for png and jpeg.
> I've sometimes wondered why other platforms don't use that code too, to
> avoid the need for X11 to generate those formats.

More curiously, why doesn't R look into, say, Cairo for its bitmap
drawing needs? I'm pretty sure there are even already a couple
implementations of cairo-based devices around.

Byron Ellis (byron.ellis at gmail.com)
"Oook" -- The Librarian

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