# CTAN update: pstricks-base

This version has a new optional argument "psfonts" for pstricks.sty. Switching between the original PostScript font files and the URW fonts is now possible. The command \psframe now draws its rectangle counter clockwise, similiar to the other closed macros. For more informations read the pst-news17.pdf

This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/graphics/pstricks/base More information is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/pstricks-base We are supported by the TeX User Groups. Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Ina Dau

## 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 XeTeX, 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.

Package | pstricks-base |

Version | 2.84 2018-05-01 |

Copyright | 1993, 1994, 2000 Timothy Van Zandt 2000–2003 Denis Girou 2004–2005 Herbert Voß and Rolf Niepraschk 2004–2018 Herbert Voß |

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

## Announcements

- 2018-01-07 CTAN Update: pstricks-base
- 2017-10-05 CTAN Update: pstricks-base
- 2017-09-18 CTAN update: pstricks-base
- 2017-08-26 CTAN update: pstricks-base
- 2017-06-16 CTAN update: pstricks-base
- 2017-05-19 CTAN update: pstricks-base
- 2017-04-07 CTAN Update: pstricks-base
- 2016-09-18 CTAN Update: pstricks-base