I have written a paper in MS-Word. Now, I am converting it into LaTeX. The problem that I am facing is about figures. Some of the figures I have converted using Adobe Illustrator. However, since I have already exhausted my trial version and I cannot use it anymore, I wanted to know which software should I use for making:

1.) High quality figures (in eps format) 2.) High quality graphs (line graphs, scatter plots, etc in eps format)

Also, I did some of my research work in R. So, the plots that I made in R, is it somehow possible to export them to eps for LaTeX?

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    knitr, sweave, pgfplots might be usefuul keywords. – Manuel Dec 16 '14 at 8:00
  • For figures (not graphs) TikZ could be a nice try. Also, in this case you won't need eps files, you'll embed the code directly in the LaTeX source. – Astrinus Dec 16 '14 at 8:01
  • why eps? Why not convert theold ones to pdf and create the new ones in pdf as well? – MaxNoe Dec 16 '14 at 8:08
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    Hi and welcome, the question is quite good and understandable, unfortunately and answer depends on personal taste. Additionally, the question is very broad, so to answer it one has to go over a wide range of points. Can you specify the question and turn subsequent ones into new questions? – Johannes_B Dec 16 '14 at 8:09
  • @Manuel, I have updated the question. – John Dec 16 '14 at 8:10

For figures - try InkScape - you can save your figure in many formats (this can handle complex figures also). For simple figures try TpX a TeX based drawing programme. Still you can use TeXCad or LaTeX Draw. Choice is yours.

For plotting data - R produces eps figures - which can be incorporated in your LaTeX documents. An excellent book on R and LaTeX (importing figures etc. etc.) is available. The other program I like is gnuplot - you can create your plots in many many formats - eps, pdf, Tikz code, PSTricks code, jpg, png, bmp ...

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