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Re: [newbie] advice for using LaTeX-code in Octave graphs

From: Torsten
Subject: Re: [newbie] advice for using LaTeX-code in Octave graphs
Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:20:48 +0200
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On 09.10.2013 14:26, Ben Abbott wrote:
> On Oct 9, 2013, at 6:15 AM, Jean Dubois wrote:
>> Can someone here tell me what the preferred method is for using LaTeX-code 
>> in combination with Octave-plots.
>> I currently use "print -deps ..." to generate eps-files from my plots and 
>> then I use psfrag in LaTeX to substitute simple labels and legends by more 
>> complicated LaTeX-formulas. This method works but it often happens that the 
>> placement and size of the final formulas is not optimal.
>> thanks in advance,
>> jean
> Have you tried the epslatex, and/or tikz output formats?
> close all
> graphics_toolkit gnuplot
> plot (rand (3))
> xlabel ("indices")
> ylabel ("random value")
> print -depslatex test_epslatex
> To see how the files are to be included in a latex document, you can try the 
> standalone version.
> print -depslatexstandalone test_epslatex
> If you are using pdflatex, just replace "epslatex" with "pdflatex"

I second that: epslatex (pdflatex) works quite well. Maybe it is worth
mentioning that you can use latex-syntax in labels, legends etc. like

xlabel('$t$ in s');
ylabel('$y_R(t)$, $y(t)$, $u(t)$');


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