[R] Save image as metafile
dwinsemius at comcast.net
Mon Dec 8 20:32:21 CET 2008
On Dec 8, 2008, at 7:51 AM, mentor_ wrote:
> how can I save an image as a metafile?
> I know within windows you can do a right click and then 'save image as
> but I use Mac OS X...
Which means this question would be better posed on the Mac OS list.
> I know as well that mac users have a right click as
> well, but
> it does not work.
Are you using the R.app? If so, then you need to focus on the quartz
device window (by clicking on it or choosing it from the Window"
pulldown menu) and choose Save as.. from the File menu. It will not
offer to save it as a windows metafile, but rather does so as a pdf.
In Preview you can open the pdf and then save as other formats,
although wmf is not one of the options. If you prefer a tiff file, you
could use Grab. Even LemkeSoft's GraphicConverter does not offer a WMF
option, so it's probably a proprietary format that M$ is not
documenting well or trying to restrict in some manner. To find out
what devices are available, try:
jpeg png tiff tcltk X11 aqua http/ftp
sockets libxml fifo cledit iconv NLS
TRUE TRUE FALSE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE
TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE TRUE
So on my machine, a png device can get graphics output. That should
provide all of the functionality of a wmf format and be much more
> Is there a command in R for saving images as metafiles?
It would appear not, but why would it be necessary? What's wrong with
the choice among jpeg, png, pdf or tiff?
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