[R] poscript("fileName.eps") possible?

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Aug 11 06:54:37 CEST 2002

On Sat, 10 Aug 2002, Francisco J. Molina wrote:

> I have been checking the information provided with postscript().

Which information?  (It seems not to be the help page!)

> Acording to the manual the argument of postscript() is the name of a
> file with extension ps .

Not according to ?postscript, so which manual are you looking at?
The default name ends in .ps, but that's only the default.

> The postscript produced by R is EPS (Encapsulated PostScript)
>      compatible, so I tried to pass to postscript() the name of a file
> with extension eps. Then I included this file in
> a Latex document and everything worked fine.
> Does what I did work in general or I just was lucky?

You were lucky.  Other including applications require an EPS header, and
how to get that is described on the help page (under `onefile' and in
the Details).

On most systems the extension is irrelevant, and on most of those which
care it can be either .ps or .eps.  On just a few, .eps implies a .EPS

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