[R] Graphical output format

Stats Wolf stats.wolf at gmail.com
Thu May 14 10:22:34 CEST 2009

Thank you, Paul.

Postscript, however, does not have to be what I need for two reasons.
First, it does not accept some special characters from foreign
languages (exactly like PDF). Second, not too many journals accept it.

So from your -- and Daniel's -- reply I understand other formats will
not work well? (Byt bad I understand the quality of the images, which
is perfectly seen on fonts).


On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 7:15 AM, Paul Johnson <pauljohn32 at gmail.com> wrote:
> You don't say what is bad about the other formats, but I can imagine.
> There is a png issue in Linux we were complalaining about a while ago.
> Journals will take postscript in my experience.  Try these options
> postscript("file.eps", height=6, width=6, onefile=F, horizontal=F,
> paper="special")
> The onefile is needed to get a bouning box.
> you might try adding the paper option to your pdf command because it
> eliminates that huge margin on top of the output
> pj
> On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 11:47 PM, Stats Wolf <stats.wolf at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Dear colleagues,
>> Saving a plot with pdf gives a very nice result:
>> pdf("myplot.pdf")
>> par(font=1,family='serif')
>> plot(pressure)
>> dev.off()
>> Doing the very same with other formats (png, jpeg, tiff) gives far
>> worse results. Is there anything to do to make a plot in some other
>> format than pdf look like the pdf? Hardly any journal accepts pdf
>> files for figures, and most do accept png and jpeg -- so no matter
>> what I think about this, I must follow this rule. What can I do, then?
>> I am using R 2.9.0 for Windows XP.
>> Many thanks in advance,
>> Wolf
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