ggtikz

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ggtikz allows you to annotate plots created using ggplot2 with arbitrary TikZ code when rendering them with the tikzDevice. The annotations can be made using data coordinates, or with coordinates relative to a specified panel or the whole plot.

Plots with multiple panels (via facet_grid() or facet_wrap()) are supported.

For a few examples, see the examples vignette.

Installation

You can install ggtikz from github with:

devtools::install_github("osthomas/ggtikz")

Basic Usage

  1. Create a ggplot.
  2. Add annotations with ggtikz().
library(ggplot2)
library(ggtikz)

p <- ggplot(mtcars, aes(disp, mpg)) + geom_point() # 1.
## tikz("plot.tikz")
ggtikz(p,
    "\\fill[red] (0.5,0.5) circle (5mm);",
    xy = "plot")
## dev.off()
## Render with LaTeX ...

Advanced Usage

  1. Create a ggplot.
  2. Create a ggtikz canvas from the plot with ggtikzCanvas().
  3. Create ggtikz annotations with ggtikzAnnotation().
  4. Add the annotations to the canvas.
  5. Draw the plot and the annotations using tikzDevice.
library(ggplot2)
library(ggtikz)

p <- ggplot(mtcars, aes(disp, mpg)) + geom_point()  # 1.
canvas <- ggtikzCanvas(p)                           # 2.
annot1 <- ggtikzAnnotation(                         # 3.
    "
    \\draw (0,0) -- (1,1);
    \\draw (0,1) -- (1,0);
    \\fill[red] (0.5,0.5) circle (5mm);
    ",
    xy = "panel", panelx = 1, panely = 1
)
annot2 <- ggtikzAnnotation(                          # 3.
    "\\draw[<-] (400,20) -- ++(0,3) node[at end, anchor=south] {(400,20)};",
    xy = "data", panelx = 1, panely = 1
)

## tikz("plot.tikz")
p                                                   # 4. + 5.
canvas + annot1 + annot2
## dev.off()
## Render with LaTeX ...