bitmap copies of plots

Prof Brian D Ripley
Tue, 5 Oct 1999 13:56:50 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 5 Oct 1999, Martin Maechler wrote:

> I think your dev2bitmap() is a really neat idea!
> Thank you
> Further, I didn't know that (newer flavors of) gs  allows for so many 
> different output formats
> [for the unaware (as I was till now):
>      gs --help
> 		 (1997 Aladdin Ghostscript 5.1)
>  gives 69 devices (not all useful for dev2bitmap), 
>  such as jpeg, tiff, png, pbm, pgm, pcx,...

(5.50 is much better than 5.10, and 6.0 is imminent: 5.94 is in test)

> ]	
> I think something like it should make it into the distribution
> (shall I quickly write docu for it, saying it is somewhat experimental,
>  even for 0.65.1 ?)

I am going to put the postscript patches I need in for 0.65.1 today: I can
then put a cleaned up version in the distribution.

Basically, the pending changes make onefile actually do something, and a
`special' paper size allows arbitrary paper sizes (and no special borders).


Brian D. Ripley,        
Professor of Applied Statistics,
University of Oxford,             Tel:  +44 1865 272861 (self)
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