[R] Editing R graphics

Emmanuel Paradis paradis at isem.univ-montp2.fr
Thu Nov 22 13:06:19 CET 2001

At 10:38 22/11/01 +0100, you wrote:
>One of the few things that I miss from Splus is
>the ability of interactively add text and symbols to graphics
>that have been created by functions. I understand that the best
>solution in R is to create a graphic file and use external 
>software for editing the graphic. I know what to use in the
>Win environment, but could anyone suggest what tools would
>be appropriate under Linux?
>Dr. Agustin Lobo

Why not use low-level plotting commands and par() to add what you want on
your graphics? This is _really_ flexible, and you can do almost what you
want. The advantage is that you do that within R. I am revising "R for
beginners", and it includes an example illustrating how to use these
functions on a simple plot. I also posted an example on the list some time
ago. A limitation seems to be the impossibility to add pictures (such as
drawings of animals) in an R graphics.

About your question, I believe XFig is what you are looking for

Hope this helps.

Emmanuel Paradis

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