[Tugindia] regarding diagrams
svenkat at ignou.ac.in
Wed Apr 7 09:54:02 CEST 2010
On Wed, Apr 7, 2010 at 12:48 PM, Manjusha Joshi <manjusha.joshi at gmail.com>wrote:
> > 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
> > divide in India.
> > Coming back to the current discussion, I plan to create spoken tutorials
> > xfig. Are there volunteers for any other package?
> Yes! I can volunteer to create spoken tutorials for Geometric figures
> LaTeX using Dr. Geo.
> > Kannan
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I think IPE is a great package. There is geogebra
package. It is not so actually a drawing package. It
is a package for teaching mathematics. One can create mathematics
worksheets with this package. Like Geo, it also exports to pstricks
and tikz formats and this could be very useful for geometric
Another interesting thing is the pluging svg2tikz
plugin for inkscape. See
You can use this to convert
inkscape drawings to tikz. Inkscape has some very
interesting features like converting bit map figures to
SVG format which is a vector graphics format.
But, coming back to the original question, IPE is
very good. It can also import figures in the xfig format.
So, if you have old figures in xfig format you can convert
to the xml format used by IPE. The conversion is not
perfect, but it works fairly well.
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