Using LaTeX code

PGFPlotsX has does not specify types for all LaTeX constructs. This is not a limitation, as you can just provide LaTeX code as strings, which are emitted directly. They can be freely mixed with other types, which are converted to LaTeX with print_tex. Since elements of AbstractVectors are printed in turn, this allows for a compact style.

Annotating plots

The example below demonstrates the use of \node. Note the following:

  • we use the raw string literal, which ensures that we don't need to escape the \; "\\node" would work identically

  • the options (with {}, also containing a color) and coordinates we mix in just work as they should,

  • we provide separating whitespace, and the terminating ;.

using Colors
x = vcat(randn(10) ./ 4, 2.0)
y = vcat(randn(10) ./ 4, 1.0)
@pgf Axis(
        xlabel = "x",
        ylabel = "y"
    Plot(Table(x, y)),
    [raw"\node ",
         draw = parse(Colorant, "tomato3"),
         pin = "180:outlier"
     " at ",
     Coordinate(x[end], y[end]),

[.pdf], [generated .tex]

LaTeX code for plot elements

The example below demonstrates how strings can be included as “data” for Plot. Specifically, here we name two paths, then use fill between [of=f and g] to fill the space between them. This requires the use of the fillbetween library for PGFPlots, which we insert in the premable.

push!(PGFPlotsX.CUSTOM_PREAMBLE, raw"\usepgfplotslibrary{fillbetween}")
x = range(-1, 1, length = 51)
@pgf Axis({ xmajorgrids, ymajorgrids },
          Plot({ "name path=f", no_marks, }, Coordinates(x, x)),
          Plot({ "name path=g", no_marks, }, Coordinates(x, 1.2 .* x .+ 1)),
          Plot({ thick, color = "blue", fill = "blue", opacity = 0.5 },
               raw"fill between [of=f and g]"))

[.pdf], [generated .tex]