[R] Wiki for Graphics tips for MacOS X

Gabor Grothendieck ggrothendieck at gmail.com
Thu Feb 1 14:56:36 CET 2007

On 2/1/07, Ben Bolker <bolker at zoo.ufl.edu> wrote:
> Gabor Grothendieck <ggrothendieck <at> gmail.com> writes:
> >
> > To get the best results you need to transfer it using vector
> > graphics rather than bitmapped graphics:
> >
> > http://www.stc-saz.org/resources/0203_graphics.pdf
> >
> > There are a number of variations described here (see
> > entire thread).  Its for UNIX and Windows but I think
> > it would likely work similarly on Mac and Windows:
> >
> > http://finzi.psych.upenn.edu/R/Rhelp02a/archive/32297.html
> >
>  yes, but:
>  the whole point of this discussion was that there _is_ no
> vector format that anyone knows of that (1) can be reliably
> created on MacOS using R/open source tools and (2) can be
> reliably imported into MS Word (with working preview etc.).
> The thread you reference assumes that one has a Windows machine
> handy (with or without R installed) for creating WMF
> graphics.
>  Hence the advice to create a high-resolution PNG, which
> seems to work well enough even if it is not optimal.

AFAIK there do exist tools for the Mac for fig graphics and that was one of the
several solutions proposed there.

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