[R] Postscript File Size

Jacob W. Bowers jbowers at csm.berkeley.edu
Fri Feb 23 16:41:21 CET 2001


Is there any way to reduce the size of postscript output from R?

I have just discovered that the same plot done on Splus 5.1 (on Solaris)
is about 900k compared to roughly 6.6mb on R-1.2.0 (on Solaris).

I produced this plot the same way on both platforms (except for "font=3"
on Splus and "family="Times"" on R):


.plot plot plot (lots of points (pch="."), roughly 30,000 per plot * 9


I also tried using "dev.copy2eps()" on R, but that didn't change the size
of the resulting file.

I'd hate to email a such a huge file.

Any thoughts about what to do?

Thanks so much!


Jake Bowers
Dept of Political Science

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