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Best program to make graphics for LaTeX?

  1. Jan 6, 2009 #1
    Best program to make graphics for LaTeX??

    I need to make some decent looking graphics for a LaTeX document. I want to make near textbook style graphics if possible. I mean pictures of surfaces, tangent vectors, intervals, cantor sets, directed graphs, etc.

    I have heard of two programs, IPE and Xfig (Winfig for Windows). I have tried Xfig, and it is just another drawing program, it is really tough to use for a beginner. Is there any graphics program specifically for math authors?

    Thanks guys!
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  3. Jan 6, 2009 #2


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    Re: Best program to make graphics for LaTeX??

    Here's a list of providers and other...


    Another huge list...


    Some advice...


    Something called "Metapost Languages" in this review

    LaTeX Graphics Companion, The, 2nd Edition


    You too can google!
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