# Plotting in LaTeX?

1. Feb 15, 2004

### LostInSpace

Hi! Is it possible to do a plot directly from LaTeX, ie using a tex command? It would be nice to do something like \plot{x^2+y^2+z^1=1} instead of plotting it in maple, exporting it to PostScript, opening and editing in illustrator, exporting to PDF and then include it in the file...

2. Feb 18, 2004

### nbo10

Theres no way to do it automatically. You COULD add all the points and lines one by one, but that would be a waste of time.

JMD

3. Feb 23, 2004

### Jarnhus

The way I do it (in Linux) is by plotting the whole thing in GNUplot and making the output in LaTeX-code... This way you can include it by using

\include{plot}

I have put a guide to it on my webpage