2019-02 SVG In, SVG Out

This report discusses how to work with complex SVG images in R. We look at importing an external SVG image into R with the ‘grImport2’ package, integrating the imported image with other R graphics, such as plots, and exporting the result to an external SVG image with the ‘gridSVG’ package. We discuss some of the complications that can arise with this workflow and show that Version 0.2-0 of the ‘grImport2’ package helps to deal with those complications.

Examples of SVG images imported and exported with R

Paul Murrell