[S] Use S+ to produce web graphics

Simon, Steve, PhD (ssimon@cmh.edu)
Thu, 19 Nov 1998 13:28:01 -0600


I'm starting to use S+ to generate graphics for my web pages. I'm sure some
of you have done this a lot more than I have, so I'm hoping I can learn from
your experience.

1. I usually produce a scalable image (Windows meta-file) and size it
properly in Word before I drop it into Front Page. Would I be better off
generating the GIF format in S+ directly?

2. How big can I make an image and still have it print reasonably well on
most people's printers? For my printer, anything much bigger than 640 pixels
wide or 840 pixels long causes problems. Is it reasonably safe to assume
this for other systems (assuming that someone doesn't do something like
print everything in landscape mode).

3. Do you have any tips or tricks on how to keep the image from seriously
degrading when it is converted to a bitmap? I spend a lot of time tweaking
the parameters like cex and the size of the graphsheet.

4. I'd like to create animated GIFs from a sequence of S+ graphs. Are there
any special issues involved with this?

4. Are there any browser-specific or platform-specific issues I should be
worried about? I use Internet Explorer 3 on an NT 4 system (Microsoft has
monopoly control of my computer!).

Thanks in advance for your help.

Steve Simon, ssimon@cmh.edu, Standard Disclaimer.
STATS - Steve's Attempt to Teach Statistics: http://www.cmh.edu/stats
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