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Some of the free-standing graphics applications may also be used
(effectively) in-line in LaTeX documents; examples are
- The package asymptote (provided in the
asymptote distribution) defines an environment
asy which arranges that its contents are available for
processing, and will therefore be typeset (after “enough” runs, in
the ‘usual’ LaTeX way).
Basically, you write
and then execute
- Allows you to incorporate GNUplot
instructions in your document, for processing outside of LaTeX.
The package provides commands that enable the user to do calculation
in GNUplot, feeding the results into the diagram
to be drawn.
- Allows you to include the source of MetaPost diagrams, with
parameters of the diagram passed from the environment call.
- An earlier package providing facilities similar to those of
gmp (gmp’s author hopes that his package will
support the facilities emp, which he believes is in need
- Again, allows you to program parameters of MetaPost
diagrams from your LaTeX document, including the preamble details
of the LaTeX code in any recursive call from MetaPost.
In all cases (other than asymptote
), these packages require
that you can
run external programs from within your document
- graphics/asymptote (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
- macros/latex/contrib/egplot (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
- macros/latex/contrib/emp (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
- macros/latex/contrib/gmp (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
- macros/latex/contrib/mpgraphics (or browse the directory); catalogue entry
This answer was added: 2011-03-16
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