[R] r under linux: creating high quality bmp's for win users

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue Mar 22 12:46:11 CET 2005

On Tue, 22 Mar 2005, Christoph Lehmann wrote:

> Hi
> I produce graphics with R under linux, but my collaborators often use windows 
> and cannot import eps pics e.g. in msword

Are they sure?  One can import eps images into Word, but you need to print 
them on a postscript printer.

> what is the standard way to get e.g. bmp's with the same quality as eps. 
> going the way: creating eps, convert eps2bmp using 'convert' doesn't yield 
> good enough bmp's

The bitmap() device might do better, although both are really using gs.

I would use png() and convert to bmp with ImageMagick's convert or 

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