[R] jpeg in R for Windows?
Prof Brian Ripley
ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Thu Nov 30 17:13:43 CET 2000
On Thu, 30 Nov 2000, Kjetil Kjernsmo wrote:
> 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,
> >that is).
> It was unreachable for me too.
Lots of mirrors are available, though, and they say Netscape and IE
got support in late 1997 except for transparency, which our driver does not
> >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
> >all. :-(
> 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
> systems. <URL:http://www.simplesystems.org/ImageMagick/www/display.html>.
> 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
Um. It's an awful lot of effort to do that on Windows, and the only stable
X servers I know there cost real money. Just to confirm, ImageMagick on
Windows requires an X server, and in my experience a good one at that.
GIMP will also work on most platforms, natively on Win32.
Brian D. Ripley, ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
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