Just jumped into Julia from MATLAB so I’ve been spoiled with nice plotting experience, but I want to transition workflows into Julia for academic research.

For plotting, I noticed that using LaTeXStrings works well for creating static plots, but when I try to do interactive plots (panning, cropping, zooming, etc) using various backends (PlotLy, Plotlygs) the latex formatting falls off.

I’ve seen other posts regarding this, but they are dated (~2020). Does any know if a solution or a workout has been established for this shorftall of Julia?

What are you missing? Welcome to Makie! | Makie and ControlPlots.jl both support LaTeX, zooming and panning, Makie being very powerful, my ControlPlots package being very simple and easy to use.

Thanks for replying. Again, I acknowledge this may be unreasonably particular, but I was looking for exact LaTeX formatting with dynamic plotting interface.

I’ve uploaded an example of plot font froM Control Plots vs MATLAB’s LaTeX rendering:

here’s Control Plot’s. Again, I’m not trying to complain about anything - just wondering of what are the capabilities and limitations of Julia compared to what I’m used to.

Thanks for checking! I noticed that, in fact, using Plots.jl renders the PDF of exact LaTeX (or at least, close enough to me). However it’s not quite the exact same font for the dynamic/interactive plotting environment.

As @jules pointed out, the exact LaTeX for match may be too much for dynamic plot interaction. This by far not a deal-breaker for me and I know it’s probably falls under the “splitting hairs” category. But just something I’ve noticed and wondering if there was an exact.

Would I spend all the money for MATLAB’s license just for a font rendering? No.