[R] GIF graphics device

Terry J. Westley twestley at buffalo.veridian.com
Tue Jun 8 02:21:48 CEST 1999

In response to my question:
>    Is there a GIF graphics device or some other way to generate
>    a GIF from an R plot instead of postscript?

Chong Gu [mailto:chong at stat.purdue.edu] writes:
> If you use X-windows, you may use XV (not part of R) to do the format
> conversion.

Guido Masarotto [guido at hal.stat.unipd.it] writes:
> The Windows graphics device can save plots as GIF or metafile
> (which should give better resolution). Plots can also be copied
> to the clipboard as bitmap or metafile.
> Just use the menu.

I should have said that I want to support both Unix (Sparc/Solaris)
and Windows, so I was looking for a generic solution within R
rather than using a Unix utility (xv) or something only available
in Windows.  I'd like to do this automatically so the user does not
have to invoke an image capture program.

Terry J. Westley, Principal Engineer
Veridian Engineering, Calspan Operations
P.O. Box 400, Buffalo, NY 14225
twestley at buffalo.veridian.com    http://www.veridian.com

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