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I usually embed numerous R plots in my TeX documents. knitr is very handy in helping me producing plots using the same font family of the TeX document. But a different problem of consistency is given by the font size: still I haven't found a way to maintain the same font size independently from the size of the containing box. For instance I might have a plot that extends horizontally over 90 percent of the paper width and then another that will only extends over 45 percent; usually this will result in plots with different font sizes. I can of course go back to the R script and tweak the size values until I get the right size but I wonder if there's a smarter solution to set the font size of the plots for the whole document without modifying the plots' source scripts.

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You might want to take a look at [r-forge.r-project.org/projects/tikzdevice/](tikzdevice). –  Andreas Oct 30 '13 at 8:06
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The original maintainer of tikzDevice is no longer actively maintaining this package, so we are trying to take it over: github.com/yihui/tikzDevice (You can install from rforge.net/tikzDevice) knitr has built-in support for tikzDevice; see example 059 for an example: github.com/yihui/knitr-examples For more: yihui.name/knitr/demo/graphics –  Yihui Nov 3 '13 at 17:49
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Great news you are taking the package over. Communities of users usually don't say thanks, but I do. –  Francesco Nov 3 '13 at 23:24

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