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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 ...

All PSTricks files of my own development tree as a TDS-tarball (TeX directory structure) PSTricks-TDS.tgz (120MByte!!) or browse through the files. Use the files always at your own risk. It's a kind of living on the edge :-)!

News ...
Playground ... :-)
  1. 2018-09-27: new package pst-feyn
  2. 2018-09-25: new package pst-marble
  3. 2018-09-24: new package pst-lsystem
  4. 2018-02-14: new package pst-antiprism
  5. 2018-02-14: update pst-plot
  6. 2018-01-11: update pstricks-add
  7. 2017-12-09: update pst-node
  8. 2017-12-03: update pstricks base
  9. 2017-12-03: update pst-tools
  10. 2017-12-03: update pst-fractal
  11. 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
  12. 2017-10-05: update pst2pdf
  13. 2017-09-10: new package pst-solarsystem
  14. 2017-06-18: update pst-ode
  15. 2017-06-02: new package pst-vehicle
  16. 2017-06-01: new TeXLive 2017
  17. 2017-05-18: new package pst-poker
  18. 2017-05-11: new package pst-spinner
  19. 2017-04-18: update pst-eucl
  20. 2017-04-18: update pst-func
  21. 2017-04-05: update pst-3dplot
  22. 2016-12-28: update pst-shell
  23. 2016-12-17: updated website PSTricks by Manuel Luque
  24. 2016-12-14: update pst-geo
  25. 2016-12-12: update pst-solides3d
  26. 2016-05-15: new package pst-cie
  27. 2015-05-18: update pst-coil
  28. 2015-05-15: update pst-barcode
  29. 2014-11-03: update pst-optexp
  30. 2014-10-10: update pst-circ
  31. 2014-08-28 update pst-poly
  32. 2014-08-19: new package pst-spirograph
  33. 2014-07-30: update pst-math
  34. 2014-05-18: update seminar
  35. 2014-04-19: update pst-perspective
  36. 2014-03-18: update pst-intersect
  37. 2014-02-18: update pst-mirror
  38. 2013-12-27: new package pst-ovl
  39. 2013-10-27: update pst-gantt
  40. 2013-07-05: new images for atoms and photons
  41. 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".
  42. 2011-11-05: update pst-slpe
  43. 2011-08-20: update pst-bspline
  44. 2011-06-06: new package pst-rubans
  45. 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
  46. 2011-03-27: update pst-electricfield
  47. 2011-03-13: new package pst-graphicx
  48. 2011-02-01: new package pst-tvz























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