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README.md

The pic­t2e pack­age

This pack­age was de­scribed in the 2nd edi­tion of "LaTeX: A Doc­u­ment Prepa­ra­tion Sys­tem", but the LaTeX project team de­clined to pro­duce the pack­age. For a long time, LaTeX has in­cluded a "pic­t2e pack­age" that merely pro­duced an apolo­getic er­ror mes­sage.

The new pack­age ex­tends the ex­ist­ing LaTeX pic­ture en­vi­ron­ment, us­ing the fa­mil­iar tech­nique (cf. the graph­ics and color pack­ages) of driver files. The pack­age doc­u­men­ta­tion (pic­t2e.dtx) has a fair num­ber of ex­am­ples of use, show­ing where things are im­proved by com­par­i­son with the LaTeX pic­ture en­vi­ron­ment.

Caveats:

  1. Un­pack­ing the pack­age in the usual way (pro­cess­ing pic­t2e.ins) pro­duces a file pic­t2e-ex­am­ple.cfg; this file is a sat­is­fac­tory pic­t2e.cfg file, for most pur­poses. You can't gen­er­ate the doc­u­men­ta­tion (by pro­cess­ing pic­t2e.dtx) un­less you have a pic­t2e.cfg file. so you are rec­om­mended to re­name pic­t2e-ex­am­ple.cfg as pic­t2e.cfg, be­fore­hand. The file pic­t2e.pdf, in the dis­tri­bu­tion, was gen­er­ated in this way, us­ing PDFLaTeX.
  1. If you have not in­stalled the 2003/12/01 re­lease of LaTeX, you al­ready have a pic­t2e.sty. You should en­sure that you in­stall the new pic­t2e.sty in such a way that it gets cho­sen by your TeX sys­tem in pref­er­ence to the old ver­sion. One way of achiev­ing this is sim­ply to delete the old ver­sion, which is to be found on a TDS sys­tem in $TEXMF/tex/la­tex/base

Rec­om­mended TDS lo­ca­tions:

   pict2e.sty and driver files:  tex/latex/pict2e
   pict2e.pdf, p2e-drivers.pdf:  doc/latex/pict2e
   pict2e.cfg:                   tex/latex/[TEXDIST]/graphics.cfg

For gen­eral in­stal­la­tion ad­vice, see http://www.tex.ac.uk/cgi-bin/tex­faq2html?la­bel=in­st­pack­ages

For bug re­ports use the GitHub repos­i­tory: https://github.com/rolfn/pic­t2e/is­sues

Files

Name Size Date Notes
README.md 1810 2016-02-05 11:56
man­i­fest.txt 364 2016-02-05 11:24
p2e-drivers.dtx 16945 2016-02-05 11:40
p2e-drivers.pdf 216023 2016-02-05 11:58
pic­t2e.dtx 131737 2016-02-05 11:45
pic­t2e.ins 3167 2016-02-05 11:43
pic­t2e.pdf 577522 2016-02-05 11:58

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pic­t2e – New im­ple­men­ta­tion of pic­ture com­mands

This pack­age was de­scribed in the 2nd edi­tion of ‘LaTeX: A Doc­u­ment Prepa­ra­tion Sys­tem’, but the LaTeX project team de­clined to pro­duce the pack­age. For a long time, LaTeX has in­cluded a ‘pic­t2e pack­age’ that merely pro­duced an apolo­getic er­ror mes­sage.

The new pack­age ex­tends the ex­ist­ing LaTeX pic­ture en­vi­ron­ment, us­ing the fa­mil­iar tech­nique (cf. the graph­ics and color pack­ages) of driver files (at present, drivers for PostScript out­put from LaTeX, and for use with pdfLaTeX are avail­able). The pack­age doc­u­men­ta­tion has a fair num­ber of ex­am­ples of use, show­ing where things are im­proved by com­par­i­son with the LaTeX pic­ture en­vi­ron­ment.

Pack­age De­tailspic­t2e
Ver­sion0.3b 2016-02-05
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense 1.3
Main­tainerHu­bert Gäßlein
Josef Tkadlec
Rolf Niepraschk
Con­tained inTeX Live as pic­t2e
MiKTeX as pic­t2e
Topics graph­ics pro­duced by one of the *TeX en­gines
See also xpicture
curve2e
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