# CTAN Update: pstricks-base

PSTricks uses some package's from the pgf generic part. It is now tested if pgf/TikZ is already present. Then PSTricks does nothing.

The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at http://ctan.org/pkg/pstricks-base The package’s files themselves can be inspected at http://mirror.ctan.org/graphics/pstricks/base/

Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese

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## 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 | 2.74 |

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

## Announcements

- 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
- 2015-11-12 CTAN Update: pstricks-base
- 2015-07-27 CTAN Update: pstricks-base
- 2015-07-01 CTAN update: pstricks-base
- 2014-10-26 CTAN Update: pstricks-base