[R] Page width figures in Latex

Mike Prager mhprager.pdy at gmail.com
Mon Mar 29 05:34:30 CEST 2010

On Mon, 29 Mar 2010 12:21:40 +1100, Jim Lemon <jim at bitwrit.com.au>

>bRotheRs & sisteRs,
>I am once again attempting to learn enough Latex voodoo to get something 
>done, and failing comically. The document "RJAuthorguide.pdf"
>mentions that one can get page width figures through the use of the 
>"figure*" or "table* environments, but despite considerable searching 
>through the mail archives and reading Frank Harrell's discussion of 
>"Using Latex Figure Environments for Plots" until my eyes went on 
>strike, I am nowhere near a solution. Would anyone be kind enough to 
>point me to the Idiot's Guide to Latex Figure Environments?


You need a good book on Latex.  I like this one:


The width of the figure is controlled by the \includegraphics
statement, not any particular part of the environment specification.
That assumes you have loaded the graphicx package.  For example,



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