Sunday, January 15, 2006
Some notes on Figure and Table in Tex
a visual table editor for LaTeX, it is a pity that they do not provide the source code
Xfig Drawing Program for the X Windows System
WinFIG Home Page
Free Graphics Software for the TeX, LaTeX, and PSTricks Community
Sketch -- A 3D Scene Description Translator
Sketch is a small, simple system for producing line drawings of two- or three-dimensional solid objects and scenes. It began as a way to make illustrations for a textbook after we could find no suitable tool for this purpose. Existing scene processors emphasized GUIs and/or photo-realism, both un-useful to us. We wanted to produce finely wrought, mathematically-based illustrations with no extraneous detail. The input language is reminiscent of PSTricks, so will be easy to learn for current PSTricks users.
PSTricks Driver for fig2dev
Second is a version of fig2dev that includes a new driver for PSTricks. Brian Smith intends to add this to the next distribution of XFig (which includes Transfig and fig2dev). This driver is more complete than fig2pstricks (no disrespect to Chirok Han intended). Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and comments.
Blender is the open source software for 3D modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback. Available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.
(from me: really cool in some aspect and it is open source!)
Research:: 3D Sketching
(from me: a fantastic toy)
Tools for drawing electric circuits and other line diagrams
MetaPost is a powerful graphics language based on Knuth's METAFONT, but with PostScript output and facilities for including typeset text
GCLC (from "Geometry Constructions->LaTeX converter") is a tool for visualizing and teaching geometry, and for producing mathematical illustrations. Its basic purpose is converting descriptions of mathematical objects (written in the GCL language) into digital figures. GCLC provides easy-to-use support for many geometrical constructions, isometric transformations, conics, and parametric curves. The basic idea behind GCLC is that constructions are formal procedures, rather than drawings. Thus, in GCLC, producing mathematical illustrations is based on "describing figures" rather than of "drawing figures". This approach stresses the fact that geometrical constructions are abstract, formal procedures and not figures. A figure can be generated on the basis of abstract description, in the Cartesian model of a plane. These digital figures can be displayed and exported to LaTeX files (or some other format). WinGCLC is the Windows version of GCLC and provides a range of additional functionalities.