Using Sweave with XeLaTeX

October 23, 2011
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(This article was first published on mages' blog, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

Using R with LaTeX via Sweave is a great way to create reproducible output. However, using specific fonts, e.g. your corporate fonts, can be painful with pdflatex. Over the last few weeks I have fallen in love with the TeX format
XeLaTeX and its XeTeX engine.

With XeLaTeX I had to overcome some hurdles, which I would like to share here:

• attaching files,
• trimming and clipping images,
• learning how to use the tikzDevice package.

Please find the Sweave file of the above document below: