I realize this question might have been asked already, but I'm relatively new to LaTeX and matlab so I need some help.

I'm trying to export a figure for inclusion in my `tex`

document (to be compiled using `pdflatex`

). The figure contains axes labels with LaTeX fonts (`xlabel(...,'interpreter',latex)`

).

I've looked extensevely on the web but have not found a satisfactory solution.

My best solution so far is to produce a png file by using the `savefig.m`

function, but the quality is not ideal

I'd be very grateful for any hints.

## Best Answer

These are the possibilities for you (I use the first two for my work):

Way out 1You may try matlab2tikz and export your figures into

`tikz`

code.Way out 2Try matfig2pgf and get

`pgf`

code for your figure. matfig2pgf also provides a nice menu in the matlab figure window, thus some what more friendly.Way out 3If you a a PSTricks fan try fig2texps and get pstricks code.

Way out 4Try plot2svg and get svg diagrams. But this is somewhat over kill as you have to again find ways to insert svg figures into latex.

Way out 5If you have surface plots, you may look at surf2latex.

You can search for other applications in mathworks matlabcentral/fileexchange and look for various (numerous) ways. Also use different key words like pgf, tikz, PSTricks, latex etc in your search on that page. Hope this is useful.

How to get some peace of mindFor all plotting needs you may start using

`pgfplots`

. Use matlab to get the datapoints from your program, and use`pgfplots`

to plot. For details, see pgfplots documentation.`pgfplots`

can also be used with gnuplot seemlessly. Hence we can use the computing capabilities of gnuplot also.An example:You need to have

`gnuplot`

installed for this to work and enable`--shell-escape`

option for`pdflatex`

.