The LATEX Graphics Companion: The LATEX Graphics Companion


About this ebook

The LATEX typesetting System remains a popular choice for typesetting a wide variety of documents, from papers, journal articles, and presentations, to books—especially those that include technical text or demand high-quality composition. This book is the most comprehensive guide to making illustrations in LATEX documents, and it has been completely revised and expanded to include the latest developments in LATEX graphics. The authors describe the most widely used packages and provide hundreds of solutions to the most commonly encountered LATEX illustration problems.

This book will show you how to

• Incorporate graphics files into a LATEX document

• Program technical diagrams using several languages, including METAPOST, PSTricks, and XY-pic

• Use color in your LATEX projects, including presentations

• Create special-purpose graphics, such as high-quality music scores and games diagrams

• Produce complex graphics for a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines

New to this edition:

• Updated and expanded coverage of the PSTricks and METAPOST languages

• Detailed explanations of major new packages for graphing and 3-D figures

• Comprehensive description of the xcolor package

• Making presentations with the beamer dass

• The latest versions of gaming and scientific packages

There are more than 1100 fully tested examples that illustrate the text and solve graphical problems and tasks—all ready to run!

All the packages and examples featured in this book are freely downloadable from the Comprehensive TEX Archive Network (CTAN). The LATEX Graphics Companion, Second Edition, is more than ever an indispensable reference for anyone

wishing to incorporate graphics into LATEX. As befits the subject, the book has been typeset with LATEX in a two-color design.

About the author

Michel Goossens has been involved with LATEX for close to twenty years and was responsible for scientific text processing at CERN until his retirement. Frank Mittelbach, a Senior It Professional, leads the LATEX maintenance and development since 1989.

Sebastian Rahtz (1955–2016) has been an Information manager at Oxford University Computing Services and throughout his life very active and influential in the TEX community, e.g., initiator of TEXLive, author of hyperref and a variety of other LATEX packages.

Denis Roegel, a professor at the University of Nancy in France, has been involved in LATEX since 1991, with a special interest in graphics.

Herbert Voß maintains the PSTricks packages, which play a central role in LATEX graphics and is for a long time a lecturer at the Free University in Berlin and well known for his LATEX courses.

Frank Mittelbach, a Senior It Professional, leads the LATEX maintenance and development since 1989.

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