[Tugindia] Drawing figures for latex documents

Duvvuri Venu Gopal venugopal_duvvuri at rediffmail.com
Tue Aug 30 16:18:12 CEST 2005


On Mon, 29 Aug 2005 Svenkataraman wrote :
>Subject: [Tugindia] Drawing figures for latex documents
>I shall be happy if someone can tell me where  to find software, free or
>cheap, which will allow me to draw figures consisting mainly of straight
>lines, arrows, parts of circles or other curves etc., to be used in
>Latex documents.
>There is yet another alternative.  You can try TEXCAD4.1.  This is the
>(one of the)Windows successor(s) to texcad that was available with emtex
>You can draw lines of arbitrary slopes if you use emtex
>specials.  Miktex and dvips support emtex specials. I think tetex also
>supports emtex specials.  You can also use specials provided by epic
>package. You have to add the line \usepackage{epic}.
>You can also save portions of the picture as a macro and use it as many
>times as you want.

I think TpX is sufficient for the above work. It is for Windows. It is free. you can edit EPS files created by Mathematica etc.

You can also use LaTeXPix. It is also free. To include more than 10 objects in a file you have to register. Registration is fee. It is also for Windows. 

I tried both. It appears they are workable.

Venu Gopal

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