# pstricks-base – PostScript macros for TeX

PSTricks offers an extensive collection of macros for generating PostScript that is usable with most TeX macro formats, including Plain TeX, LaTeX, AMS-TeX, and AMS-LaTeX. Included are macros for colour, graphics, pie charts, rotation, trees and overlays. It has many special features, including a wide variety of graphics (picture drawing) macros, with a flexible interface and with colour support. There are macros for colouring or shading the cells of tables.

The package pstricks-add contains bug-fixes and additions for PSTricks (among other things).

PSTricks ordinarily uses PostScript `\special` commands,
which are not supported by pdf(La)TeX. This limitation may be
overcome by using either the pst-pdf
or the pdftricks package, to
generate a PDF inclusion from a PSTricks diagram.

PSTricks macros can also generate PDF output when the document is processed X∃TeX, without the need for other supporting packages.

Note that this is one of a pair of catalogue entries for PSTricks; the other one (PSTricks) is acting as a “stub”, while editorial work on catalogue entries for PSTricks contributed is completed.

Sources | `/graphics/pstricks/base` |

Documentation | |

Home page | http://tug.org/PSTricks |

Version | 2.68 |

License | The LaTeX Project Public License 1.3 |

Copyright | 2004–2005 Herbert Voß and Rolf Niepraschk 2000–2003 Denis Girou 1993,1994,2000 Timothy Van Zandt 2005–2016 Herbert Voß |

Maintainer | Herbert Voß Denis Girou (inactive) Timothy Van Zandt (inactive) |

Contained in | TeX Live as pstricks |

MiKTeX as pstricks | |

Topics |
typesetting in colour graphics produced by one of the *TeX engines package using PStricks for graphical output X∃TeX, material supporting it, and packages requiring it use dvips \special commands |

See also |
pstricks-add |

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (7.1M).

## Suggestions

Maybe you are interested in the following packages as well.

- xetex-pstricks: Running PSTricks under X∃TeX
- pgf: Create PostScript and PDF graphics in TeX
- pst-fp: Fixed-point arithmetic in PSTricks
- pst-node: Nodes and node connections in PSTricks