# Re: [R] Font settings in xfig

From: Kevin E. Thorpe <kevin.thorpe_at_utoronto.ca>
Date: Fri, 16 May 2008 09:09:03 -0400

Scionforbai wrote:

>> 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
>

I asked because I have found the plotmath capabilities in R to be sufficient for LaTeXish text on plots. Then there are no intermediate steps. It didn't seem that from the OP that anything incredibly complex was being attempted.

--
Kevin E. Thorpe
Biostatistician/Trialist, Knowledge Translation Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
email: kevin.thorpe_at_utoronto.ca  Tel: 416.864.5776  Fax: 416.864.6057

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