[Rd] [R][Rdev] any way to generate "bitmap" (tif, jpeg, png etc) files in R CMD BATCH

Oleg Sklyar osklyar at ebi.ac.uk
Fri Feb 25 16:05:17 CET 2005

Hi Community,

here is the problem, Linux problem (reported to work on Windows). I need 
to generate graphical output in any of bitmap format under the 'R CMD 
BATCH'. Whereas the script generating png-s works perfectly in the R 
session, such things as X11, png and jpeg are not usable in BATCH (they 
cannot be switched on by --gui-X11 etc) and X11 is prompted to be 
required for png. At the same time, such things as postscript and pdf, 
which are generally X-independent work fine. The problem is that as a 
result I need something previewable in the web browser: png, jpeg. Any 
suggestions how to proceed? Generally I could use command line linux 
tools to convert from almost any bitmpa format to the required png or 
jpeg, but it would be nicer to have them as direct R output.

Kind regards

Dr Oleg Sklyar
European Bioinformatics Institute
Wellcome Trust Genome Campus
Hinxton, Cambridge, CB10 1SD
phone/fax  +44(0)1223 49 4478/4468
e-mail osklyar at ebi.ac.uk

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