These are chat archives for jheinen/GR.jl

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Aug 2017
zjroth
@zjroth
Aug 08 2017 16:17
Hi, is it possible/easy to save a GR plot (produced with Plots.jl) to pgf/tikz? This image on gr-framework.org makes me think that this should be possible with gr, but using `savefig("plot.tex")` doesn't work, and I don't see any references to pgf or tikz in the gr documentation. I did find a pgf plugin in the gr repository; but I also don't see any indication of how plugins are used, let alone whether using this plugin is what I'm looking for.
Josef Heinen
@jheinen
Aug 08 2017 17:59

@zjroth : should be possible, e.g.:

``````using GR
figure(figsize=(6,4))
histogram(randn(100000))
savefig("hist.pgf")``````
``pdflatex hist.pgf  # => hist.pdf``

In `Plots`, you will have to use the `GKS_WSTYPE` environment variable - will check this.

zjroth
@zjroth
Aug 08 2017 22:00
@jheinen Thanks for the reply. I can't get this to work with Plots.jl. I'm still on julia version 0.5, so I think the environment variable is `GKSwstype`. Setting that to `"pgf"` and running `savefig("hist.pgf")` produces a low-resolution .png file (titled "hist.pgf.png"). Unfortunately, though, I don't see any .pgf files.