Cairo: R Graphics Device using Cairo Graphics Library for Creating High-Quality Bitmap (PNG, JPEG, TIFF), Vector (PDF, SVG, PostScript) and Display (X11 and Win32) Output

R graphics device using cairographics library that can be used to create high-quality vector (PDF, PostScript and SVG) and bitmap output (PNG,JPEG,TIFF), and high-quality rendering in displays (X11 and Win32). 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 environments (file output) and as a replacement for other devices 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.

Version: 1.6-2
Depends: R (≥ 2.4.0)
Imports: grDevices, graphics
Suggests: png
Enhances: FastRWeb
Published: 2023-11-28
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.Cairo
Author: Simon Urbanek, Jeffrey Horner
Maintainer: Simon Urbanek <Simon.Urbanek at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3
NeedsCompilation: yes
SystemRequirements: cairo (>= 1.2
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: Cairo results


Reference manual: Cairo.pdf


Package source: Cairo_1.6-2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): Cairo_1.6-2.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): Cairo_1.6-2.tgz, r-release (x86_64): Cairo_1.6-2.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): Cairo_1.6-2.tgz
Old sources: Cairo archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: adepro, dextergui, FastRWeb, flowCut, forsearch, ggrastr, HTSeqGenie, iSTATS, memery, MetaComp, mmaqshiny, ncappc, rcssci, scde, SGP, ultrapolaRplot, valhallr, visStatistics, visvow
Reverse suggests: a4, a4Base, ADaCGH2, aroma.core, BoutrosLab.plotting.general, ComplexHeatmap, CONSTANd, corclass, cowplot, dexter, dexterMST, dplR, ggmcmc, gtrellis, hamlet, hetu, htmltools, imager, metaviz, microbiome, motifStack, ngsReports, patternplot, plotdap, plotly, profileplyr, QurvE, R.devices, R2SWF, repr, shiny, sorvi, StanMoMo, stars, thematic, viscomplexr


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