In a previous post, I wrote about exporting publication-quality graphics from Matlab. I’ve just come across another post on the same topic, and I found it very useful. This post was on the “File Exchange Pick of the Week” blog. It introduced a user-created Matlab function called
export_fig, which lets you customize various aspects of your figures to meet publication-quality, then export them to files. Another user-created Matlab function that I found very useful is LaPrint, which exports a figure to 2 files: one graphic file containing the non-textual components of the figure, and one TeX file containing the TeX-based textual components of the graphic (e.g., its title, labels…). This helps creating high-quality graphics based on LaTeX.
At the end of the post on “File Exchange Pick of the Week” the author also mentioned several useful resources on the same topics. Don’t forget to check them out, because they are really useful too.