grImport2: Importing 'SVG' Graphics

Functions for importing external vector images and drawing them as part of 'R' plots. This package is different from the 'grImport' package because, where that package imports 'PostScript' format images, this package imports 'SVG' format images. Furthermore, this package imports a specific subset of 'SVG', so external images must be preprocessed using a package like 'rsvg' to produce 'SVG' that this package can import. 'SVG' features that are not supported by 'R' graphics, e.g., gradient fills, can be imported and then exported via the 'gridSVG' package.

Version: 0.1-4
Depends: R (≥ 2.12.0)
Imports: methods, grDevices, grid, XML, png, jpeg, base64enc
Suggests: gridSVG, rsvg
Published: 2018-03-20
Author: Simon Potter [aut], Paul Murrell ORCID iD [ctb, cre]
Maintainer: Paul Murrell <paul at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: NEWS
CRAN checks: grImport2 results


Reference manual: grImport2.pdf
Package source: grImport2_0.1-4.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X binaries: r-release: grImport2_0.1-4.tgz, r-oldrel: grImport2_0.1-4.tgz

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: RIdeogram
Reverse suggests: nVennR


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