./graphics/asymptote, Powerful descriptive vector graphics language for technical drawings

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Branch: pkgsrc-2013Q4, Version: 2.15nb3, Package name: asymptote-2.15nb3, Maintainer: pkgsrc-users

Asymptote is a powerful descriptive vector graphics language that provides a
natural coordinate-based framework for technical drawing. Labels and equations
are typeset with LaTeX, for high-quality PostScript output. A major advantage of
Asymptote over other graphics packages is that it is a programming language, as
opposed to just a graphics program. Features of Asymptote:

# provides a portable standard for typesetting mathematical figures,
just as TeX/LaTeX has become the standard for typesetting equations;

# generates and embeds 3D vector PRC graphics into PDF files;

# inspired by MetaPost, with a much cleaner, powerful C++-like
programming syntax and floating-point numerics;

# runs on all major platforms (UNIX, MacOS, Microsoft Windows);

# mathematically oriented (e.g. rotation of vectors by complex multiplication);

# LaTeX typesetting of labels (for document consistency);

# uses simplex method and deferred drawing to solve overall size
constraint issues between fixed-sized objects (labels and arrowheads)
and objects that should scale with figure size;
...and more!

Required to run:
[lang/python27] [devel/readline] [devel/boehm-gc] [math/fftw] [math/gsl] [print/teTeX3-bin]

Required to build:
[print/tex-pdftex] [print/dvipsk] [print/tex-parskip]

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