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%% This is file `README'.
%% Copyright (C) 1991-2008 Ian Maclaine-cross
%% This file may be distributed under the terms of the
%% LaTeX Project Public License.
%% See file curves.dtx for details.
%% Internet: imaclain@gmail.com

The CURVES package version 1.53 of 2009/08/31.

DESCRIPTION

Draws curves in the LaTeX 2e picture environment using parabolic arcs
between data points with continuous slope at joins.  For circles and
circular arcs uses up to 16 parabolic arcs. Also draws symbols or dash
patterns along curves. A straight side switch changes curves to
polygons.  Extends picture capability without extra programs and data
files.  Parabolic arcs consist of short chords drawn by overlapping
disks or line drawing `\special's selected by package options.

INSTALLATION

If your LaTeX system is comprehensive curves.sty may already be
installed.  Download `curves.dtx' and run

  $ latex curves.dtx

If you get the error message:

  ! LaTeX Error: File `curves.sty' not found.	

curves is not installed.  If you get messages about `\straighttrue'
undefined you need to upgrade `curves.sty'.  If LaTeX stops processing
with anything else press `s' then `Enter'.

Use the following if you wish to install or upgrade `curves.sty'.
Download `curves.ins' and run

  $ latex curves.ins

which will generate `curves.sty' and `curvesls.sty' from `curves.dtx'.
To install curves you need to put `curves.sty' on your TeX search path
as root or administrator and run `mktexlsr' or equivalent to update
the TeX file databases.

USE

Download and read `curves.pdf' for instructions and simple examples. 

MANIFEST

The program curves consists of the following files:

Name               Description
----------------------------------------------------------
README             This file.
curves.dtx         Source for all files below.
curves.ins         Used by LaTeX in generating .sty files.
curves.pdf         Instructions for use of curves.
curves.sty         Used by LaTeX to run curves commands.
curvesls.sty       Obsolete and deprecated since 2000.
latex2pdf          Example script using latex, dvips and ps2pdf
                   to give smaller PDFs with curves dvips option.  

%% End of file `README'.

Files

Name Size Date Notes
README 2211 2009-08-31 07:29
curves.dtx 73984 2009-08-31 05:47
curves.ins 454 2009-08-31 05:35
curves.pdf 156971 2009-08-31 07:30
latex2pdf 299 2009-08-31 07:27

Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (155.6k).

curves – Curves for LaTeX pic­ture en­vi­ron­ment

The draws curves in the stan­dard LaTeX pic­ture en­vi­ron­ment us­ing parabo­las be­tween data points with con­tin­u­ous slope at joins; for cir­cles and arcs, it uses up to 16 parabo­las. The pack­age also draws sym­bols or dash pat­terns along curves.

The pack­age pro­vides fa­cil­i­ties equiv­a­lent to tech­ni­cal pens with com­passes and French curves. Curves con­sist of short se­cants drawn by over­lap­ping disks or line-draw­ing \spe­cial com­mands se­lected by pack­age op­tions.

Pack­age De­tailscurves
Ver­sion1.53
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense
Copy­right1991-1996,2000 Ian Ma­claine-cross
Main­tainerIan Ma­claine-Cross
Con­tained inTeXlive as curves
MikTeX as curves
Topics draw (para­met­ric) curves
graph­ics pro­duced by one of the *TeX en­gines
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