[Rd] XFIG color output (PR#7491)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Mon Jan 10 19:45:13 CET 2005

On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 chris.haidinyak at amd.com wrote:

> Full_Name: Chris Haidinyak
> Version: 2.0.1 & 1.9.0
> OS: Linux x86_64
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> Hi,
>   I am using R 1.9.0 (on Linux Redhat AS 3 - x86_64) and 2.0.1 (on Linux Fedora
> Core 3 - x86_64) and am having problems using graphs created with the xfig
> option.
> 1.9.0 problem - sometimes the graph output puts the color definitions in the
> wrong place in the file. According to the xfig program, color definitions must
> come before any object. For whatever reason, R sometimes produces xfig files
> with color definitions in the wrong place. Run demo('graphics') to recreate the
> problem.

I can't.  What exactly are you doing, and in which file does this occur?
I have just tested all of them.

If perchance you were using onefile=TRUE, do read the comment in the help 

Please produce a reproducible example.

> 2.0.1 problem - This release seems worse that 1.9.0. All of the graphic output
> from R to xfig (using the following script
>   xfig()
>   demo('graphics')
>   dev.off()
> produces only b/w graphs or no graph at all.

Paul Murrell altered the alpha channel handling in 2.0.0, and missed this 
one.  I have a patch tested and about to go into 2.0.1-patched.

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