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University of Applied Science Esslingen @ Scilab Conference 2018

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Implementation of a converting toolbox for Scilab for transforming figures from Scilab to TikZ/LaTeX

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University of Applied Science Esslingen @ Scilab Conference 2018

  1. 1. 1www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved.Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. www.esi-group.com Implementation of a converting toolbox for Scilab for transforming figures from Scilab to TikZ/LaTeX Manuel-Tobias Csapo 10.11.2018
  2. 2. 2www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 2 What’s the motivation for a toolbox? • Include graphs in scientific papers or articles • LaTeX in scientific environment is de-facto standard • MATLAB and Octave offer to convert figures to Tikz/LaTeX • Scilab does not provide this functionality yet Created toolbox prototype “xs2tikz” in Scilab Project idea initiated by Professor Dr. Koch
  3. 3. 3www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 3 Agenda 1. Working Environment • University of Applied Sciences Esslingen • IT Designers Group 2. Target Software • What’s LaTeX • What’s PGFPlots 3. Converter Toolbox • Implementation • What’s currently there • Examples 4. Outlook • What’s missing / New features
  4. 4. 4www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 4 Working Environment University of Applied Sciences Esslingen • Established in 1868 • Located in Esslingen near Stuttgart • 6000 students in majors like software engineering, mechanical engineering and social work • Cooperation with various companies in Stuttgart • Cooperation via Steinbeis for technology transfer Source: www.hs-Esslingen.de
  5. 5. 5www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 5 Working Environment IT Designers Group • Established in 1994 by Professor Dr. Joachim Goll from University of Applied Sciences Esslingen via Steinbeis • Located in Zell/Esslingen • Nearly 150 employees • Develops personalized software projects for customers in automobile, finance, logistic and automation sector • Provides support and setup of Application Lifecycle Management
  6. 6. 6www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 6 Target Software Components used Source: de.wikipedia.org • Typesetting language LaTeX (Open Source) • LaTeX package PGFPlots for creation of plots; is based on PGF/TikZ (Open Source) Source: pgfplots.sourceforge.net
  7. 7. 7www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 7 Target Software About LaTeX Source: de.wikipedia.org • High-quality typesetting system • Used in scientific and educational environment • Well-suited for typesetting mathematical formulas • Principle: writers should focus on content, not design • As opposed to Microsoft Word ;-) documentclass{scrartcl} title{Awesome article is awesome} author{Manuel Csapo} begin{document} maketitle end{document}
  8. 8. 8www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 8 Target Software About PGFPlots • Plot creation package for LaTeX • Based on PGF/TikZ • Supports normal/logarithmic plots in two and three dimensions begin{tikzpicture} begin{axis}[xlabel=x, ylabel=f(x)] addplot coordinates { (0, 1) (2,4) }; end{axis} end{tikzpicture} Source: pgfplots.sourceforge.net
  9. 9. 9www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 9 Target Software About PGF/TikZ • More elaborate graphics • Use high-level instructions for designing image Source: http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/p2p-topology/
  10. 10. 10www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 10 Converter Toolbox Graphic representation in Scilab • Tree with graphic hierarchy • Each element contains handle reference to next lower one • Direct access or via get()/set()
  11. 11. 11www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 11 Converter Toolbox First Step: What’s out there? • Matlab2Tikz package as base • Has more functionality than needed • E.g. Parsing additional arguments for creating more elements • Quickly abandoned due single file provision with ~7000 lines of code, > 100 unprecise declared Functions • Example: saveToFile()does gathering and calls functions for generating of strings
  12. 12. 12www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 12 Converter Toolbox Second Step: Designing • Basic ideas taken: Gathering, Parsing, Writing to file • Provide functionality as toolbox • Solely written in Scilab • gather_graphics_attributes for collecting figure data • generate_tikz_strings for parsing data to PGFPlots • xs2tikz provides simple interface
  13. 13. 13www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 13 Converter Toolbox Visualisation
  14. 14. 14www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 14 Converter Toolbox Third Step: Implementation of gather_graphic_attributes • Traverse graphic hierarchy • Collect necessary attributes • Create cell for each type (figure, axes, polylines) • Save them in struct attributes
  15. 15. 15www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 15 Converter Toolbox Third Step: Implementation of generate_tikz_strings • Add necessary environment information (begin/end) • Generate axes with options • Generate plots from polylines
  16. 16. 16www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 16 Converter Toolbox Example (Calling sequence) - -> cd /path/to/toolbox/xs2tikz - -> exec builder.sce; exec loader.sce; - -> plot_example_simple_graph(); - -> xs2tikz(“example.tex”, true); Create PDF (in Linux): pdflatex example.tex
  17. 17. 17www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 17 Converter Toolbox Example (Result as image)
  18. 18. 18www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 18 Converter Toolbox Current state • Toolbox structure done • Basic conversion for 2D figures • Help pages for functions • Standalone file generation, titles, legends supported
  19. 19. 19www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 19 Outlook Advantages + File is editable after conversion (unlike JPG, PNG, etc.) + Same quality of appearance as in LaTeX (fonts, drawing) + Consistent structure of file format for LaTeX + Elevates Scilab on same level as MATLAB or Octave
  20. 20. 20www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 20 Outlook Next Steps • Make subplots possible • Use state machine in string generation • Add 3D functionality through addplot3d • More robust testing
  21. 21. 21www.esi-group.com Copyright © ESI Group, 2018. All rights reserved. 21 End of presentation Thank you for your patience!

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