[R] Things I don't understand about the graphics interface

James Edward Marca jmarca at translab.its.uci.edu
Sat Aug 19 19:36:12 CEST 2000

On Fri, Aug 18, 2000 at 10:36:53AM -0400 or thereabouts, Griffith Feeney wrote:
> I don't have much experience with this, but I think you may want eps for 
> use in TeX documents. You might want to have a look at
> Tex Unbound : Latex and Tex Strategies for Fonts, Graphics, & More
> Though the book as a whole may be overkill for your needs, it shows how to 
> incorporate graphics files in TeX documents (don't have the book with me 
> here, so can't give page refs).
I personally swear by the LaTeX Companion and the LaTeX Graphics companion,
both published by Addison Wesley.  The latter has lots of information on
the inclusion of graphics, and on my personal favorite, pstricks.  If
you are worried about text redering, you could always generate your 
R figs without text or labels, then add that stuff in with pstricks 
commands.  Messy, but doable.  I agree with Prof. Ripley's comments that 
moderately scaled ps output from R looks pretty good by itself.  My only 
problem is with matching up the fonts (I like Knuth's concrete).  

My ideal case would be for R to produce pstricks output, so that the 
LaTeX processing pass could embed the fonts that match the rest of the 
document.  Maybe one day I will try to write that.

As far as I know, there isn't an easy way to embed TeX fonts like 
concrete and computer modern into R output, without external processing.  
Anyone know differently?

I've never used LyX, but LaTeX is great all by itself.  For windows, 
I recommend www.miktex.org.  Solid as a rock, and pretty good links
to complete setups, with NTEmacs or WinEdt.  

james e. marca
jmarca at translab.its.uci.edu
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