Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Fri Aug 20 17:03:25 CEST 1999

> Date: Thu, 19 Aug 1999 14:42:53 +0200 (CEST)
> From: Peter Malewski <peter at tu-bs.de>
> To: r-help at stat.math.ethz.ch
> Subject: [R] OT: PSTOWMF
> Hallo,
> 	I've produced via R-0.62 several Life-tables 50*6 (mfrow=c(2,3))
> as postscriptgraphs. The phd student, who asked for this, use word for
> windows--therefore i converted the whole stuff with pstoimg to gifs.
> Unlikly the result is not sufficient (I was told)...
> Is there a tool to convert ps to wmf/emf ? I looked for it but haven't
> found anything...

It cannot be done. PostScript is a fully fledged programming language,
and wmf/emf is a low-level description. Quarts don't fit into pint pots!

The obvious answer (to me) is to use R for Windows 0.64.2 to print the
plots as extended metafiles (which means recomputing them unless you
keep the .RData, and for such an old version of R that it is

Brian D. Ripley,                  ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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