Cairo v1.3-2


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by Simon Urbanek

R graphics device using cairographics library for creating high-quality PNG, PDF, SVG, PostScript output and interactive display devices such as X11.

This package provides a Cairo graphics device that can be use to create high-quality vector (PDF, PostScript and SVG) and bitmap output (PNG), and high-quality rendering in displays (X11). Since it uses the same back-end for all output, copying across formats is WYSIWYG. Files are created without the dependence on X11 or other external programs. This device supports alpha channel (semi-transparent drawing) and resulting images can contain transparent and semi-transparent regions. It is ideal for use in server environemnts (file output) and as a replacement for other devices such as X11 that don't have Cairo's capabilities such as alpha support or anti-aliasing. Backends are modular such that any subset of backends is supported.

Functions in Cairo

Name Description
Cairo Create a new Cairo-based graphics device
CairoFonts Set the fonts used for all Cairo graphics devices.
CairoFonMatch Find installed fonts with a fontconfig pattern
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License GPL version 2
SystemRequirements cairo (>= 1.2

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