[R-SIG-Mac] How to copy line drawings in R MAC

Simon Urbanek simon.urbanek at r-project.org
Fri Mar 13 17:42:13 CET 2009

On Mar 13, 2009, at 9:52 AM, Olivier Briet wrote:

> Hi Mac R users/developers,
> Do you have any tips on how to export graphical outputs in R on a Mac
> as line drawings, which can be further processed in e.g. Adobe
> illustrator or Keynote / Powerpoint?
> It seems that Quartz only outputs pdf and grid structured images,
> whereas in R Windows, it is possible to copy a graphical output from
> the R graphics device as a metafile.

PDF supports both vector graphics and bitmaps and is superior to  
Windows metafiles. Both AI and Keynote can deal with PDF files very  
well (the former can even edit individual objects in it).


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