Thank you so much Jack, 

I'm using PDF to insert graphs in LaTeX. Which is the advantage of TikZ?


2015-11-18 20:15 GMT+01:00 Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti <>:

Of course we all know that we can use gretl for producing pretty graphs.
Then, you can save them in some format (eg pdf) and include them in your documents: slides, article, PhD thesis, whatever. We all do that.

However, if you need to customise them, the choice of the TikZ format may be especially convenient for LaTeX users, since a TikZ file is essentially a (relatively little) text file in which you can insert graphical elements, text, TeX maths and so on.

Since turning a gretl graph into a TikZ file is quite easy (thanks to gnuplot), I wrote a little "how-to" on the gretl wiki.

I hope this is useful.

  Riccardo (Jack) Lucchetti
  Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e Sociali (DiSES)

  Università Politecnica delle Marche
  (formerly known as Università di Ancona)
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