[R] Graphical output format

Frank E Harrell Jr f.harrell at vanderbilt.edu
Thu May 14 13:56:28 CEST 2009

Stats Wolf 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?

What journals are you looking at?  I see the opposite in medicine, 
epidemiology, and biostatistics, with the majority of journals 
requesting pdf or eps (which can easily be created by R or by running a 
simple conversion from pdf).


> I am using R 2.9.0 for Windows XP.
> Many thanks in advance,
> Wolf

Frank E Harrell Jr   Professor and Chair           School of Medicine
                      Department of Biostatistics   Vanderbilt University

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