I use the following Sweave template to get R output into LaTeX.

\SweaveOpts{pdf=TRUE, png=FALSE, eps=FALSE, echo=FALSE, prefix=FALSE, width=6, height=6, res=300}





<<label=FigureLabel, fig=TRUE, include=FALSE>>=
boxplot(Ozone ~ Month, data = airquality)

  \includegraphics[width=17cm, height=17cm]{FigureLabel}


This Sweave template produces R graphs in PDF format. With png=TRUE in SweaveOpts I can also get R graphs in PNG format.

Now I'm inclined to use TikZDevice and pgfSweave. As I know TikZDevice and pgfSweave produce TeX documents only not PDF. I wonder if there is a way to get figures in PDF and PNG format using SweaveOpts in some way. Thanks in advance for your help.

1 Answer 1


Try knitr, a "drop-in replacement" for Sweave. With standard settings, it produces a .tex file with TikZ code that is then compiled to PDF and included in your document, automagically.

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