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LaTeX Typesetting Online with Plotly and Excel

LaTeX Typesetting with Plotly

Step 1

Upload your Excel data to Plotly's grid

Open the data file for this tutorial in Excel. You can download the file here in CSV format

Excel view

Step 2

Head to Plotly

Head to Plotly's Workspace and sign into your free Plotly account. Go to 'Import', click 'Upload a file', then choose your Excel file to upload. Your Excel file will now open in Plotly's grid. For more about Plotly's grid, see this tutorial

Import data

Step 3

Creating the Chart

After importing the data, select the 'Line Plot' option from 'Choose Plot Type' dropdown. Set the data shape as shown in figure below, and click on 'Line Chart' button to create the chart.

Create Chart

Step 4

Adding LaTeX Axis Title

To add the Axis Title, click on the title box, and paste this LaTeX Code: $\sqrt{(n_\text{c}(t|{T_\text{early}}))}$ in the text box.

Add Axis Title

Step 5

Adding LaTeX Annotations

To Add the Annotations, Go to 'Notes' popover. Click on the '+' button to create a new annotation box in the chart. We can also modify the properties of the annotations box (like position, font etc.) from the 'Text' tab.

Adding Annotations

Copy this code: $\beta_{1c} = 25 \pm 11 \text{ km s}^{-1}$ to the annotation text box, and hit enter to render the LaTeX text in the annotations, as shown in figure below.

Adding Annotations

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