[R] tikzDevice and Sweave

Duncan Murdoch murdoch.duncan at gmail.com
Sun Jan 17 21:50:01 CET 2016

On 17/01/2016 3:40 PM, Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> On 17/01/2016 3:25 PM, Naresh Gurbuxani wrote:
>> I want to use tikz() function in tikzDevice package so that it generates a pdf file to be included in the bigger tex file.  Below code works, but directly inserts tikz commands in the output tex file.
>> This works:
>> <<name = tikzFig, echo = FALSE, results = tex>>=
>> This does not work:
>> <<name = tikzFig, echo = FALSE, fig = TRUE>>=
>> Full code is given below:
>> \documentclass{article}\usepackage{tikz}
>> Figure~\ref{tikzExampleFig} is and an example of \texttt{tikzDevice} package.
>> \begin{figure}\begin{center}
>> <<name = tikzFig, echo = FALSE, results = tex>>=
>> library(tikzDevice)tikz(console = TRUE)plot(sin, -pi, pi, main = "A stand alone TikZ plot", xlab = "x", ylab = "sin(x)")dummy <- dev.off()@
>> \caption{Example of tikz graph}\label{tikzExampleFig}\end{center}\end{figure}
>> \end{document}
> Your example isn't usable -- please post in plain text, not HTML.
> I can't tell whether you are trying to use Sweave or knitr.  If you're
> using knitr, see the discussion of dev = "tikz" in
> <http://yihui.name/knitr/>.  If you're using Sweave, you probably need
> pgfSweave.

Okay, I see from your subject line that you're using Sweave.  I don't 
think you can do better than your "This works" example without switching 
to knitr.

Duncan Murdoch

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