LaTeX in Igor Pro (via Local Compilation)
Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:46 pm
This is the opening point of discussions about ways to use LaTeX in Igor Pro. This restarts a thread from 2013 posted here.
We currently have two methods to incorporate LaTeX in Igor Pro.
LaTeX Pictures is a package. The package supports an extensive range of options but requires an internet connection.
LaTeX Escape Codes are defined in the Igor Pro help ...
DisplayHelpTopic "Annotation Escape Codes"
The escape codes are limited.
Neither of the above options allow a full implementation of LaTeX in Igor Pro. By example, they do not allow a user to define custom commands or perhaps incorporate graphics created by such packages as pfgplots or tikz.
A proposal has been made at various times that Igor Pro should have an option to send LaTeX commands to a local LaTeX installation. Proof of concept has been developed recently at this thread.
I propose that this thread continue the discussions with a focus on whether development to support local compilation of LaTeX commands is worthwhile and if so, how it might best be accomplished.