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Re: Suggestions for diagramming software

Amit Uttamchandani wrote:

> Hey Guys,
> I am Engineering student and I currently use latex and such to create my
> reports. I just recently switched to Debian from Mac OS X. However, I was
> looking for a good diagramming software for Linux. I heard of Xcircuit but
> I was looking for something with a little less learning curve.
> Other than xcircuit, any other diagramming software that you guys
> use/suggest. It doesn't have to specifically be related to engineering and
> could simply be a software that draws block diagrams and etc. Just like
> Visio or OmniGraffle on the Mac.

You might want to check out texmacs, xfig. xfig produces nice .fig which
which can be exported to .ps and then be included in your latex files. With
texmacs, you can typeset the documents (just like latex) and it comes with
its own diagram drawing tools. If you have some greek symbols,
superscripts, subscripts in your diagram, then I am pretty sure you will be
much more better off with texmacs than dia, xfig.


Kamaraju S Kusumanchi

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