Re: [R] Make plots with GNUplot. Have anyone tried that?

From: Gustaf Rydevik <>
Date: Mon, 03 Mar 2008 13:34:46 +0100

On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 11:12 PM, Louise Hoffman <> wrote:
> [snip]
> > Seriously. Be specific if you have a problem. (read the posting guide). R can
> > also plot. If you don't like R's plots (which I could not understand) you can
> > export data and import them to gnuplot. So what?
> Okay, my post was not very good.
> The reason (I think) I need GNUplot, is that I would like to include
> the plots from R in a Latex report, where I would like to have all the
> text and equations in the plots with the same font as used in Latex.
> So when I read about opening and closing "dev" for making a pdf I
> figured that the plots that R produces are like the once Matlab makes;
> shows what they ought to, nothing more, nothing less.
> So I was wondering if anyone know of an GNUplot friendly format and
> the code that would produce that text file.
> I am new to both R and GNUplot, so I am pure ears if someone knows how
> to make such plots in R.

Hi Louise,

In addition to what Paul Murrell linked to regarding latex fonts, take a look at demo(plotmath).
I really don't think you have to go outside of R to do what you want. In addition, if you aim to end up with a latex report I strongly encourage you to try out ?Sweave. It has certainly helped to streamline my workflow.



Gustaf Rydevik, M.Sci.
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