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Important: PSTricks packages are divided into the core and contributed ones. The core is pstricks.

Frequently done errors ...

  1. Using PSTricks together with TikZ causes a problem after the last update of the dvi driver of TikZ when using package auto-pst-pdf. Here is an example of how to use the package without a problem.
  2. Do not choose pstricks.tex as a file name, it is the name of the main PSTricks package! Windows users pay attention here, there is no difference in lower or upper case letters.
  3. Missing number, treated as zero This is the default error message when you are using symbolic node names without enabled \SpecialCoor after loading the pst-node package!
  4. PSTricks is PostScript Tricks, viewing your PS or PDF output with a PS or PDF viewer is appropriate. Nearly all DVI-viewers cannot show rotations or movings, hence not the correct output.
  5. You cannot run your files with pdftex/pdflatex/luatex/lualatex, use xetex/xelatex instead or the sequence latex->dvips->ps2pdf, or see topic pdfoutput
  6. If you get a rotated page then use always ps2pdf -dAutoRotagePages=/None .... See also here for Windows user
  7. linestyle=dashed doesn't work after an update of pstricks.tex. You should update also and pstricks.sty.
  8. Error message: no room for a new dimen. See UK TeX-FAQ for what to do ...
  9. \pspicture[0.5] ... doesn't work anymore! Use instead [shift=*] Read the docs!
  10. If you have a problem with the optional argument [pdf], then use always
    \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pstricks} or \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf,pstricks-add} or ...

News ...
Playground ... :-)
  1. 2020-03-24: update pst-ob3d
  2. 2020-03-24: update pst-tools
  3. 2020-03-17: update and removed from CTAN pst-spirograph
  4. 2020-03-17: update pst-fractal
  5. 2020-02-03: update pst-eucl
  6. 2019-10-02: new package pst-turtle
  7. 2019-01-24: update pst-calculate
  8. 2019-01-22: update pst-circ
  9. 2019-01-22: update pstricks base
  10. Problem with transparency of areas. It maybe a problem with Ghostscript. Use
    ps2pdf -dNOSAFER <file>.ps
  11. 2019-01-01: update pst-lsystem
  12. 2018-12-30: update pst-text
  13. 2018-12-29: update pst-solides3d
  14. 2018-12-17: update pst-cie
  15. 2018-12-17: update pst-math
  16. 2018-12-16: update pst-func
  17. 2018-12-04: new package pst-venn
  18. 2018-10-27: new package pst-moire
  19. 2018-09-27: new package pst-feyn
  20. 2018-09-25: new package pst-marble
  21. 2018-09-24: new package pst-lsystem
  22. 2018-06-01: new TeXLive 2018
  23. 2018-02-14: new package pst-antiprism
  24. 2018-02-14: update pst-plot
  25. 2018-01-11: update pstricks-add
  26. 2017-12-09: update pst-node
  27. Problem with seminar
    ! Undefined control sequence.
    l.2805 \ifpst@psfonts
    ! Emergency stop.
    Update your TeX distribution or update at least the file pst-ovl.sty
  28. 2017-10-05: update pst2pdf
  29. 2017-09-10: new package pst-solarsystem
  30. 2017-06-18: update pst-ode
  31. 2017-06-02: new package pst-vehicle
  32. 2017-05-18: new package pst-poker
  33. 2017-05-11: new package pst-spinner
  34. 2017-04-05: update pst-3dplot
  35. 2016-12-28: update pst-shell
  36. 2016-12-17: updated website PSTricks by Manuel Luque
  37. 2016-12-14: update pst-geo
  38. 2015-05-18: update pst-coil
  39. 2015-05-15: update pst-barcode
  40. 2014-11-03: update pst-optexp
  41. 2014-08-28 update pst-poly
  42. 2014-05-18: update seminar
  43. 2014-04-19: update pst-perspective
  44. 2014-03-18: update pst-intersect
  45. 2014-02-18: update pst-mirror
  46. 2013-12-27: new package pst-ovl
  47. 2013-10-27: update pst-gantt
  48. 2013-07-05: new images for atoms and photons
  49. 2012-05-26: Problem with XeTeX and latest TeXLive201X update. If you get the following error message:
     GPL Ghostscript X.XX: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1
     ** WARNING ** Filtering file via command -->ps2pdf -dCompatibilityLevel=1.5
     -sPAPERSIZE=a0 -dAutoFilterGrayImages=false -dGrayImageFilter=/FlateEncode -
     dAutoFilterColorImages=false -dColorImageFilter=/FlateEncode
    edit the file .../texlive/20XX/texmf/dvipdfmx/dvipdfmx.cfg to insert the option -dNOSAFER into the line with ps2pdf
    D  "ps2pdf -dCompatibilityLevel=%v -dNOSAFER -sPAPERSIZE=a0 ...
    without -dNOSAFER ghostscript can't run external files. If you have another TeX distribution, then you'll find the location of the file by running "kpsewhich dvipdfmx.cfg".
  50. 2011-11-05: update pst-slpe
  51. 2011-08-20: update pst-bspline
  52. 2011-06-06: new package pst-rubans
  53. Problem with MiKTeX 2.9 and viewing a dvi file.
    MiKTeX Problem Report
    Message: Some PostScript specials could not be rendered.
    Data: Error: /undefined in tx@Dict
    Operand stack:
       --nostringval--   PermitFileReading   --nostringval-- PermitFileWriting    
    [ ... ]
    Go into the setup of MiKTeX (YAP) and choose dvips instead of pk for the rendering of method of YAP
  54. 2011-03-27: update pst-electricfield
  55. 2011-03-13: new package pst-graphicx
  56. 2011-02-01: new package pst-tvz

























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