# Re: [R] Font settings in xfig

From: Scionforbai <scionforbai_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 14:56:57 +0200

> Is there a reason you are going through this route to get figures > into LaTeX instead of using postscript (or PDF for pdflatex)?

To have LaTeX-formatted text printed onto your pdf figures, to include in LaTeX documents.

R cannot output 'special' text in xfig. You need to post-process the .fig file, according to the fig format
(http://www.xfig.org/userman/fig-format.html), replacing, on lines starting with '4', the correct values for font and font_flags. Using awk (assuming you work on Linux) this is straightforward :

awk '$1==4{$6=0;$9=2}{print}' R_FILE.fig > OUT.fig Then, in order to obtain a pdf figure with LaTeX-formatted text, you need a simple driver.tex: driver.tex : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{epsfig} \usepackage{color} %(note: you might not might not need to do this) \begin{document} \pagestyle{empty} \input{FILE.pstex_t} \end{document} Now you can go through the compilation: fig2dev -L pstex OUT.fig > OUT.pstex fig2dev -L pstex_t -p OUT.pstex OUT.fig > OUT.pstex_t sed s/FILE/"OUT"/ driver.tex > ./OUT.tex latex OUT.tex dvips -E OUT.dvi -o OUT.eps epstopdf OUT.eps Of course you need R to write the correct Latex math strings (like$\sigma^2\$). Hope this helps,

scionforbai

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