The ability to integrate any kind of R output into our LaTeX document is very useful, and the technology has reached a high degree of sophistication with knitr and tikzDevice (on the R side) and TikZ/PGF (on the LaTeX side).
TikZDevice, an R package for producing graphics output as PGF/TikZ code for use in TeX documents. In other words, we start in R, generate an image, and export it to a TikZ picture. tikzDevice was developed around 2009 (here's an early demo) in concert with pgfSweave (this was before knitr entered the scene).
dvir, offers the inverse approach to tikzDevice: we start in R, generate a TikZ picture, convert that to DVI, then import (and integrate) the result back into R. dvir is less popular than tikzDevice, and is currently not listed on CRAN, but appears to have solid technical underpinnings, with LuaTeX support and LaTeX math support.
Integration with Inkscape
SVG2TikZ, formally known as Inkscape2TikZ, is an Inkscape extension for exporting SVG paths as TikZ/PGF code.
Integration with Microsoft PowerPoint
IguanaTeX is a PowerPoint add-in which allows you to insert LaTeX equations into your PowerPoint presentation.
I hope that more people continue to express visualizations in a programming language, rather than a point and click tool. That’s my hope for the next 20 years, that it becomes a given that code is the language of data science and data visualization.
FoldFold allExpandExpand allAre you sure you want to delete this link?Are you sure you want to delete this tag?
The personal, minimalist, super-fast, database free, bookmarking service by the Shaarli community