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## Re: LaTeX codes in plot text (titles, labels, etc.)

 From: Ronald Crummett Subject: Re: LaTeX codes in plot text (titles, labels, etc.) Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2007 11:25:08 -0800

To a degree I wonder if my interests are getting a bit jumbled up.

I use both Matlab and Octave - Matlab at school, Octave at home.
Overall things work well as far as the interoperability, and the open-
source characteristics of Octave let me peek under the hood when
differences arise.

I like to use the "fancy" characters when I produce my plots - not
necessarily for later printing, mostly on-screen viewing - and the fact
that the two have different conventions is a mild dilemma.  If I write
something in Matlab at school, I have to change it when I get home for
it to show up right in Octave, and vice versa.  Again, not too big a
deal, and I know how to work around it.

I am just wondering if anyone has come up with some sort of a lookup
table or something where Octave can parse the code, see '\pi', and
replace it with '{/Symbol p}'.  It doesn't seem to me like it would be
too hard to do, but if someone has already done it I'm not going to
reinvent the wheel.

-Ron
----- Original Message -----
Date: Friday, February 16, 2007 11:10 am
Subject: Re: LaTeX codes in plot text (titles, labels, etc.)

>
> On Feb 16, 2007, at 10:02 AM, Ronald Crummett wrote:
>
> > In Matlab you can add special characters (such as Greek
> variables) to
> > plots using LaTeX codes - for example if you want the character
> for
> > pi,
> > you could type \pi and the character would show up.
>
> Hi.   I think it would work here to save the plot as a xfig file
> and
> insert LaTeX code from within xfig.
>
> <http://www.xfig.org>
>
> ---John.
>