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tkz-base — for Cartesian coordinate system

Release 4.2c 2022/07/14


The package tkz-base provides some tools like a Cartesian (rectangular) coordinate system to other packages like tkz-euclide or tkz-fct. With this package, you can draw coordinate axis, grids, draw points, the principle is to specify the position of any point in two-dimensional space by an unique couple of coordinates.


This work may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the Project Public License, either version 1.3 of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of version 2005/12/01 or later.



The package tkz-base is present in Live and MiK, use the package manager to install.

You can experiment with the tkz-base package by placing all of thedistribution files in the directory containing your current tex file.

You can also placing all of the distribution files in the directory : /texmf/tex/latex/tkz.

How to use it

  • compiles with utf8, pdflatex, lualatex;
  • To use the package tkz-base, place the following lines in the preamble of

your document.

usepackage{tkz-base} (loads TikZ and some tikzlibraries).

To avoid package conflicts, you need to load xcolor before TikZ or tkz-base or tkz-euclide


Documentations for tkz-base are available on CTAN and your distribution.


All examples given in documentation will be stored on my site : http://altermundus.fr as standalone files, ready for compilation.

Other examples, in French, are on my site.


The new version of tkz-base is not fully compatible with the version 3 but the differences are minor


  • 4.2c adaptation to the new version of tkz-euclide.
  • 4.05b Correction of an option (tkzDrawY). Removing axesmin.tex Move from newififtkz@integer to base.sty
  • 4.01b add error message if tkz-base is loaded after tkz-euclide. Translation of some lines from French to English in the documentation
  • 4.00b now tkz-euclide is independent of tkz-base. Some geometry specific macros have been removed.
  • 3.06c correction of the documentation ( thanks to Laurent Van Deik)
  • 3.05c correction of bugs, some macros have migrated to tkz-euclide
  • 3.02c correction of bugs, new code
  • 3.01c correction of bugs, new code
  • 1.16 correction of bugs
  • 1.13 first version


Alain Matthes, 5 rue de Valence, Paris 75005, al (dot) ma (at) mac (dot) com

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (432.1k).

tkz-base – Tools for drawing with a cartesian coordinate system

The bundle is a set of packages, designed to give mathematics teachers (and students) easy access to programming of drawings with TikZ.

Home pagehttp://altermundus.fr
LicensesThe Project Public License 1.3
Copyright2022 Alain Matthes
MaintainerAlain Matthes
Contained inTeX Live as tkz-base
MiKTeX as tkz-base
TopicsPGF TikZ
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