Saving Canvas as TeX(16 August 2013)
Being able to generate TeX graphics can be useful for several reasons:
- To have an easy to modify the image, in particular the labels and titles (ASCII file).
- To have the same font in all labels, legends, plot titles etc. as in the text body of a document.
- Render Math formulae using TeX.
The TeX text engine is powerful and can render any complex math formulae. But more tricky is the graphics rendering: lines, polygons, markers etc … One possibility is to render them using PDF or PostScript and render the text using TeX. But that’s not very practical as two files are needed to render one picture. A better way is to use a dedicated environment like PGF/TikZ.
“ PGF (A Portable Graphic Format for TeX) is a macro package for creating graphics. It is platform- and format-independent and works together with the most important TeX backend drivers, including pdftex and dvips. It comes with a user-friendly syntax layer called TikZ. “
The new class TTeXDump allows to generate PGF/TikZ files. To generate a such file in ROOT it is enough to do:
Then, the generated file (
hpx.tex) can be included in a LaTeX document (
the following way: