[texhax] Diagrams in tex

Michael Barr barr at math.mcgill.ca
Wed Feb 25 12:38:47 CET 2009

I recommend the xy-pic package, but your student might also be interested 
in looking at the diagxy package that you can find on my ftp site:
(it also appears unzipped as diagxy.tex and diaxydoc.tex) is a front end 
that makes it much easier to use (and also cleans up a couple of problems 
with the xymatrix package that nearly every use of xypic uses).

Incidentally, the requester seems to be under the impression that these 
packages are specific to windows or to linux; they are not.  The 
underlying tex engine has to be compiled for every OS, but the packages 
are simply text files that work on everything.  Both xypic and diagxy even 
work on plain tex as well as latex (which is not true of most packages).

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