Design and future of the SVG Graphics Driver with dynamic...

Description SVG coding style Limitations Future development possibilities References See Also


The design of this driver is that it can be used with ordinary R plotting commands. The extra information needed for tooltips and hyperlinks is supplied by a call to a separate function call before the call to the plotting function that generates the shape. Extra information for only one shape can be supplied this way, so shapes that have tooltips or hyperlinks must be drawn one at a time.

SVG coding style

It appears that preferred SVG coding styles have changed over time. The defaults in this driver are those suggested at

In particular:


Future development possibilities


www Consortum W3C Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)

SVG authoring guidelines

SVG: Namespaces Crash Course

"SVG Essentials", J. David Eisenberg, O'Reilly and Associates, 2002.

See Also

Overview of the RSVGTips device.

pictex, postscript, Devices.

Cairo is another device for R that can produce SVG graphics; see However, it doesn't appear to support tooltips.

RSVGTipsDevice documentation built on May 1, 2019, 8:20 p.m.