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What is a good (LINUX) software package for drawing diagrams?

  1. Mar 2, 2012 #1
    Can anyone recomment any good linux software for produce "physics type" diagrams that would be of acceptable quality for putting into reports? When I say "physics type", I mean we're basically talking about straight and curved lines, vectors (arrows), angles and so on.... of course I want to be able to label them all nicely as well.... .
    If anyone is familiar with the book on Electromagnetism by Griffiths - I think these diagrams are an excellent example of what I mean by "physics type" and would love to know what software he used to make them!!

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    I've used Inkscape and Dia. They're vector drawing programs, and are ok for diagrams.
  5. Mar 3, 2012 #4


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    Python Matplotlib works great for all of this kind of stuff.
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    gnuplot or xmgrace
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