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    Asymptote: The Vector Graphics Language Alternatives

    Asymptote: The Vector Graphics Language is described as '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' and is a Vector Graphic App in the Development category. There are five alternatives to Asymptote: The Vector Graphics Language for Mac, Windows, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Graphviz, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Asymptote: The Vector Graphics Language are PGF and TikZ (Free, Open Source), diagrams (Free, Open Source), LaTeXDraw (Free, Open Source) and TikZiT (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jan 17, 2019
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      Graphviz is open source graph visualization software. Graph visualization is a way of representing structural information as diagrams of abstract graphs and networks.
    1. PGF/TikZ is a tandem of languages for producing vector graphics from a geometric/algebraic description. PGF is a lower-level language, while TikZ is a set of higher-level macros that use PGF.
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      Diagrams is a powerful, flexible, declarative domain-specific language for creating vector graphics, using the Haskell programming language.
    2. LaTeXDraw is a graphical drawing editor for LaTeX. LaTeXDraw can be used to 1) generate PSTricks code; 2) directly create PDF or PS pictures. LaTeXDraw is developed in Java and thus runs on top of Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.
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      TikZiT is a super simple GUI editor for graphs and string diagrams. Its native file format is a subset of PGF/TikZ, which means TikZiT files can be included directly in papers typeset using LaTeX.
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