2020-02 The Agony and the Ecstacy: Adding LuaTeX support to ‘dvir’

This report describes an update to the R package ‘dvir’ to add support for the LuaTeX engine. The immediate advantage of this support is the ability to draw typeset text in R with a wider variety of fonts and font features.

Typset text in an R plot

The image above is based on Figure 4.1 in Thomas Rahlf’s “Data Visualisation with R”.

Paul Murrell