I'm not sure if this is really the correct place to be putting this, but I hope that if it isn't someone will be kind enough to move it to the proper location. I've just started in on writing my senior thesis, and I have some figures I want to include. I'm writing the paper in LaTeX. For previous papers I've written in other classes I've used Inkscape to draw figures "by hand," it's nice because Inkscape uses the SVG vector graphics format which can easily be translated into a PDF or PostScript file so that LaTeX can handle it. This technique works well for 2D figures but can get complicated very quickly for 3D geometries, as I discovered last year when I spent a good three hours creating a figure to demonstrate the rotations involved in Euler angles. I've found a LaTeX package called PSTricks which allows you to create fairly sophisticated graphs within LaTeX itself, and even has some great examples, however it is somewhat complicated. I'm hoping to get some advice on what it is that people use for figures in their papers so that I can hopefully decide on what is best for my purposes.