[R] jpeg in R for Windows?
kjetil.kjernsmo at astro.uio.no
Thu Nov 30 16:51:17 CET 2000
On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Kaspar Pflugshaupt wrote:
>On 30.11.2000 14:38 Uhr, Robert Lundquist wrote:
>> BTW, the output would presumably be better as png files, but I don't really
>> know if I can count on my students' web browsers being able to read this
>> format. Anyone who knows what browsers *can't* handle png files?
>You may be able to find this information on the png home page at
>http://www.libpng.org/pub/png/ . Seems to be unreachable right now (for me,
It was unreachable for me too.
>To my little experience, "new" browsers will display png files all right
>("new" meaning something >= Netscape 4.7 or Explorer 5). Older versions may
>display them partly (without transparency effects, for instance). Or not at
Yes. Unfortunately, PNG is yet another example of good technologies being
(or have been) ignored by browser makers because browser makers are more
concerned with winning a browser war than providing useful software.
I would suggest installing the ImageMagick "display" utility on all
It can display images on all systems running X server. Also, ImageMagick
itself <URL:http://www.simplesystems.org/ImageMagick/> runs on most
popular OSes, including Mac and Win32 (and obviously, unices), so you may
get something out of that that can be used to view graphs on most
If all else fails, display can be configured as external viewer, which is
something most browsers support, including lynx.
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