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                 |      THE BYTEFIELD PACKAGE      |
                 | Scott Pakin, scott+bf@pakin.org |


The bytefield package helps the user create illustrations for network
protocol specifications and anything else that utilizes fields of
data.  These illustrations show how the bits and bytes are laid out in
a packet, register, or memory.

Building bytefield

tex bytefield.ins       <== Produces bytefield.sty (the package proper)
latex bytefield.dtx     <== Produces bytefield.dvi (the documentation)
makeindex -s gind.ist bytefield.idx -o bytefield.ind  <== Writes an index
makeindex -s gglo.ist bytefield.glo -o bytefield.gls  <== Writes a change log
latex bytefield.dtx     <== Incorporates the index and change log into

Note that bytefield comes with pre-built documentation (PDF format,
U.S. letter-sized paper, 24 pages).  Also, there is an example.tex
file that shows how one might include hyperlinks in a protocol
diagram.  example.tex needs the hyperref package and should be run
through pdfLaTeX, VTeX, dvipdfm, or any other backend that supports
hyperref hyperlinks.

Copyright and license

Copyright (C) 2015 Scott Pakin, scott+bf@pakin.org

This package may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions
of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3a of this
license or (at your option) any later version.  The latest version of
this license is in:


and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX version
2006/05/20 or later.

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (792.1k).

byte­field – Create il­lus­tra­tions for net­work pro­to­col spec­i­fi­ca­tions

The byte­field pack­age helps the user cre­ate il­lus­tra­tions for net­work pro­to­col spec­i­fi­ca­tions and any­thing else that uti­lizes fields of data. Th­ese il­lus­tra­tions show how the bits and bytes are laid out in a packet or in mem­ory.

Users should note that the present ver­sion 2.0 of­fers a dif­fer­ent (and in­com­pat­i­ble) user in­ter­face from ear­lier ver­sions.

Li­cense The Project Public Li­cense
Main­tainerScott Pakin
TDS archivebytefield.tds.zip
Con­tained inTeX Live as byte­field
MiKTeX as byte­field
Topics type­set com­puter-sci­ence re­lated ma­te­rial
type­set com­puter net­work con­cepts
type­set­ting as­so­ci­ated with en­gi­neer­ing of what­ever sort
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