Copyright 2004-11 Andy Hammerlindl, John Bowman, and Tom Prince
Asymptote is a powerful descriptive vector graphics language for technical
drawings, inspired by MetaPost but with an improved C++-like
syntax. Asymptote provides for figures the same high-quality level of
typesetting that LaTeX does for scientific text.
Installation instructions, documentation, binaries, and source code are
Bugs/Patches/Feature Requests can be submitted using the
Bug/Patch/Feature Tracking Systems at
Questions and comments should be sent to the Asymptote Forum:
All source files in the Asymptote project, unless explicitly noted otherwise,
are released under version 3 (or later) of the GNU Lesser General Public
License (see the files LICENSE.LESSER and LICENSE in the top-level source
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
it under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by
the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or
(at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the
GNU Lesser General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License
along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software
Foundation, Inc., 675 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
Note that the MSWindows executable version of Asymptote can only be
released under the GNU General Public License (GPL) as it is linked against
the GNU Scientific Library, GNU Readline library, and other GPL
libraries. This version of Asymptote also ships with the dll libraries
The source code for cygwin1.dll is available under the GPL license:
The source code for freeglut.dll is available under the X-Consortium license:
The source code for glu32.dll is available from
and patched as detailed here: