[R] Mac OS 9 and file type/creator

ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Wed Oct 30 19:03:37 CET 2002

On Wed, 30 Oct 2002, David Orme wrote:

> I'm using R1.5.0 on Mac OS 9.1 to create graphics as pdf files. One
> problem, admittedly pretty minor, is that the file type and creator
> are blank. Is there any way from within R of setting the file type
> and/or file creator of the resulting files so that OS9 can work out
> which program to open the files in?

I don't see file type as a field in the PDF spec, and also don't see
how a field in a file can help tell you which program to open it with,
when it is already open by then ....

The creator field could be filed in as R, I guess, but it won't help you.
It's purely for information.

I think your OS has not got its MIME types sorted.

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