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graphics/asymptote,

*Powerful descriptive vector graphics language for technical drawings*

**Branch:** pkgsrc-2017Q1,

**Version: **2.38nb1,

**Package name:** asymptote-2.38nb1,

**Maintainer: **pkgsrc-usersAsymptote 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:**[

devel/readline] [

devel/boehm-gc] [

lang/python27]

**Required to build:**[

textproc/makeindexk] [

pkgtools/cwrappers]

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### Version history: (Expand)

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**2017-04-04**) Package added to pkgsrc.se, version **asymptote-2.38nb1** (created)