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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, use lualatex 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. 2021-11-13: update With up-to-date PSTricks you can run yor PSTricks source with lualatex. The output is a PDF file without using GhostScript. The only macro which does not work is \pscharpath.
  2. 2020-11-05: update pst2pdf
  3. Problem with transparency of areas. It maybe a problem with Ghostscript. Use
    ps2pdf -dALLOWPSTRANSPARENCY <file>.ps
  4. 2020-11-01: update pst-eucl
  5. 2020-10-01: update pstricks base
  6. 2020-03-24: update pst-ob3d
  7. 2020-03-24: update pst-tools
  8. 2020-03-17: update and removed from CTAN pst-spirograph
  9. 2020-03-17: update pst-fractal
  10. 2019-10-02: new package pst-turtle
  11. 2019-01-24: update pst-calculate
  12. 2019-01-22: update pst-circ
  13. Problem with transparency of areas. It maybe a problem with Ghostscript. Use
    ps2pdf -dNOSAFER <file>.ps
  14. 2019-01-01: update pst-lsystem
  15. 2018-12-30: update pst-text
  16. 2018-12-29: update pst-solides3d
  17. 2018-12-17: update pst-cie
  18. 2018-12-17: update pst-math
  19. 2018-12-16: update pst-func
  20. 2018-12-04: new package pst-venn
  21. 2018-10-27: new package pst-moire
  22. 2018-09-27: new package pst-feyn
  23. 2018-09-25: new package pst-marble
  24. 2018-09-24: new package pst-lsystem
  25. 2018-06-01: new TeXLive 2018
  26. 2018-02-14: new package pst-antiprism
  27. 2018-02-14: update pst-plot
  28. 2018-01-11: update pstricks-add
  29. 2017-12-09: update pst-node
  30. 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
  31. 2017-09-10: new package pst-solarsystem
  32. 2017-06-18: update pst-ode
  33. 2017-06-02: new package pst-vehicle
  34. 2017-05-18: new package pst-poker
  35. 2017-05-11: new package pst-spinner
  36. 2017-04-05: update pst-3dplot
  37. 2016-12-28: update pst-shell
  38. 2016-12-17: updated website PSTricks by Manuel Luque
  39. 2016-12-14: update pst-geo
  40. 2015-05-18: update pst-coil
  41. 2015-05-15: update pst-barcode
  42. 2014-11-03: update pst-optexp
  43. 2014-08-28 update pst-poly
  44. 2014-05-18: update seminar
  45. 2014-04-19: update pst-perspective
  46. 2014-03-18: update pst-intersect
  47. 2014-02-18: update pst-mirror
  48. 2013-12-27: new package pst-ovl
  49. 2013-10-27: update pst-gantt
  50. 2013-07-05: new images for atoms and photons
  51. 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".
  52. 2011-11-05: update pst-slpe
  53. 2011-08-20: update pst-bspline
  54. 2011-06-06: new package pst-rubans
  55. 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
  56. 2011-03-27: update pst-electricfield
  57. 2011-03-13: new package pst-graphicx
  58. 2011-02-01: new package pst-tvz



























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