pgf – A Portable Graphic Format for TeX
PGF is a TeX macro package for generating graphics. It is platform- and format-independent and works together with the most important TeX backend drivers, including
dvips. It comes with a user-friendly syntax layer called TikZ.
See the directory
doc/generic/pgf for more information. See the file
doc/generic/pgf/pgfmanual.pdf (also available from https://pgf-tikz.github.io/pgf/pgfmanual.pdf) for a manual. This documentation also explains the installation. See the file
doc/generic/pgf/license/LICENSE for license details.
In general you should just use the version of PGF that is shipped by your TeX distribution. See their documentation on how to install packages.
If you are feeling adventurous you can install the latest development version in TeX Live from our tlcontrib repository.
$ tlmgr repository add http://pgf-tikz.github.io/pgf/tlnet pgf-development $ tlmgr pinning add pgf-development "*" $ tlmgr update --self --all $ tlmgr install pgf --reinstall
Currently PGF only has a very rudimentary test suite to check for regressions, so for now we check for bugs by building the manual for each commit. To build the manual locally you can either copy the PGF repository into your texmf tree (not recommended) or use the usertree option of TeX Live. For the usertree option on GNU/Linux, follow these steps:
$ git clone https://github.com/pgf-tikz/pgf $ tlmgr init-usertree --usertree pgf $ export TEXMFHOME=$(readlink -f pgf) $ cd pgf $ l3build doc -q -H
We recommend building at least the version for LuaTeX, as shown in the example above because this has the broadest coverage of PGF features. To test the animations feature you have to build the version for dvisvgm.
Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (11.6M).
pgf – Create PostScript and PDF graphics in TeX
PGF is a macro package for creating graphics. It is platform- and format-independent and works together with the most important TeX backend drivers, including pdfTeX and dvips. It comes with a user-friendly syntax layer called TikZ.
|Licenses||Free Documentation License|
GNU General Public License, version 2
The LaTeX Project Public License 1.3c
|Copyright||2005–2016 Till Tantau|
2019–2020 Henri Menke
2021–2023 The PGF/TikZ Team
The PGF/TikZ Team
|Contained in||TeX Live as pgf|
MiKTeX as pgf
|Topics||Graphics in TeX|