[Rd] what is the best way for an external interface to interact with graphics, libraries

Paul Murrell p.murrell at auckland.ac.nz
Wed Sep 8 03:11:10 CEST 2010


On 8/09/2010 9:23 a.m., Simon Urbanek wrote:
> On Sep 7, 2010, at 3:07 PM, ghostwheel wrote:
>> Simon Urbanek wrote:
>>> I don't know the mechanics of the actual "inserting" in TeXmac but it
>>> would be trivial to simply create a copy of the plot as EPS (or whatever
>>> is needed) at the time of insertion. See dev.copy2eps() for a function
>>> that does exactly that.
>> Great. It works much better than my recordPlot() hack. But it seems to only
>> work for 'screen devices'. I'd like to be able to work remotely without X11.
>> Is there any equivalent graphics device that would be copyable with
>> dev.copy2eps?  Is there any way to tell R give me whatever you have till now
>> in eps?
> No (AFAIR PS devoice does not keep a display list).

PS device does not keep a display list *by default*.  You should be able 
to turn it on via ...



> However, you can use any other device that uses a display list, e.g. CairoPS from the Cairo package (in fact any of the Cairo devices..).
> Cheers,
> Simon
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