[Tugindia] regarding diagrams

Kannan Moudgalya kannan at iitb.ac.in
Wed Apr 7 04:42:08 CEST 2010

Srikrishna Doraiswamy wrote:
> I think the best diagrams can be drawn on IPE. It is free and open source.
> Drawing with it is as easy as drawing in Powerpoint or some such similar
> software. I use IPE for all reports/papers.  You can save as eps files, and
> include in it your latex document. You can also include special preamble
> statements if required (eg : \usepackage{amsmath}). Of course, you can
> include latex math, and the fonts are latex fonts by default.
> http://tclab.kaist.ac.kr/ipe/
I had suggested xfig, a FOSS package, in my last mail.  There were also 
other suggestions.  All of them could be good for one or other 
situation.  Unfortunately, however, it takes quite a bit of time for a 
novice to learn new packages. 

To address this issue, we are carrying out a project to create spoken 
tutorials, http://spoken-tutorial.org.  All contributions in this page 
will be under CC, although we have only a copyright statement as of 
now.  Through this project we hope to popularise FOSS and to bridge the 
digital divide in India.

Coming back to the current discussion, I plan to create spoken tutorials 
on xfig.  Are there volunteers for any other package?


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