rOpenSci | Superior svg graphics rendering in R, and why it matters

This week we released a major new version of the rsvg package on CRAN. This package provides R bindings to librsvg2 which is a powerful system library for rendering svg images into bitmaps, which we can use for further processing in for example the magick package.

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“the graphics device would have to add support for tagging shapes and textboxes with a class or id, such that these can be selected using xpath, css or javascript.”

… sounds a lot like what the ‘gridSVG’ package does.