Let me share with you something that will change your life--Tikzit, a point and click interface to making professional-looking Tikz diagrams for use in Latex/Rmarkdown (causal diagrams, whatever you need). Link: #SocSciResearch #openscience #EconTwitter
TikZiT is a graphical editor for graphs, networks, and string diagrams, whose files can be \input directly into your TeX papers. New in version 2.1.6: support for complex, filled shapes!