[Rd] Scalable vector graphics

Prof Brian D Ripley ripley@stats.ox.ac.uk
Tue, 19 Sep 2000 18:41:00 +0100 (BST)

On 19 Sep 2000, Douglas Bates wrote:

> I noticed a request on S-news today about support for scalable vector
> graphics (http://www.w3.org/TR/SVG/).  Is there any interest in that
> for R?  Is there anyone interested in doing it?

I noticed it on the W3C site a couple of weeks ago, and concluded that it
was premature. (It is not yet a W3C standard, and look at the platforms
that have tool support: mainly Windows, perhaps a Java2 SDK will also

I would give higher priority to a real PDF driver (not via bitmap())
at present, as these are already widely-available tools to use PDF.


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