# [pstricks] What PSTricks package to use?

Wenguang Wang wenguangwang at me.com
Sun Aug 9 08:18:05 CEST 2009

Thanks for the full source!  However, I am wondering whether PSTricks
can do a more flexible solution.

The group of text boxes (e.g., A, B, C, and D) are considered as one
unit, and in my process of preparing the graph, I will probably add/
remove groups, and rearrange the location of the group a lot.
Moreover, the text boxes inside a group may not be always one column.
Is there a way to group some text boxes and when rearranging them,
only change one coordinates (and the lines connecting the groups
automatically update)?

Thanks!

-Wenguang

> Wenguang Wang schrieb:
>
>> My graph will have many text boxes and lines connecting them, used to
>> describe the relationship of data structures of a program (I have
>> attached a simple sample in the mail).  Most of the text boxes will
>> have
>> hyper reference to other part of my LaTeX document.
>>
>> Is it possible that I draw a EPS file using an external utility,
>> and let
>> PSTricks to include the eps file and modify the text in the eps to
>> use
>> the hyper reference?
>
> draw everything with PSTricks, the nodes can be hyperlinks, too
>
>> If that is not possible, I will draw the graph using PSTricks.  What
>> PSTricks should I use?  pst-node?
>
> \documentclass[a4paper]{article}
> \usepackage{array,ragged2e}
> \SpecialCoor
> \pagestyle{empty}
> \parindent=0pt
> \huge#1}}}
> \begin{document}
>
> \psmatrix[colsep=3cm,rowsep=-2pt,mnode=R]
>                 & & [name=A1,vref=4mm]\psFB{A1}\\
> [name=A]\psFB{A} & & [name=A2]\psFB{A1}\\
> [name=B]\psFB{B} & & [name=pB]\psFB{pB}\\
> [name=C]\psFB{C} & & \\
> [name=D]\psFB{D} & & \\
>                 & & [name=D1]\psFB{D1}\\
>                 & & [name=D2]\psFB{D2}\\
> \endpsmatrix
> \psset{arrows=->,arrowscale=3}
> \ncline{A}{A1}\ncline{D}{D1}\ncline{pB}{B}
>
> \end{document}
>
> Herbert
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