I am trying to import plot from R to LaTeX, in R, I used:

dev.print(device=pdf, file="price.pdf")

Then, in LaTeX, simply used

  \includegraphics[scale= 0.3]{price.pdf}
  \label{fig:price}    \centering  

However, because of the size of the plot, LaTeX becomes so slow when I ViewPDF that I can not even see the plot coming up. I still have several plots waiting to import, and I am wondering is there any other good way to import large size plot in LaTeX? Thanks.

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I am not sure that your question is R related. Is it only a problem of the total pdf size (How big)?

Importing a lot of graphics in a pdf is a long process. I usually add the option draft to the package graphicxs and only compile without when checking the text.

% In your preamble

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  • Thanks, I will give it a try. I have got several pdf plots, and they are about 800kb to 1.5Mb.
    – Jeannie
    Aug 12, 2016 at 16:38

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