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!