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More with Diagrams?
More with Diagrams?
Tue, 23 Oct 2001 04:09:12 +0400 (MSD)
Dear Lout developers,
I have begun writing my thesis in LaTeX,
but am still looking for a good tool to make the diagrams I need.
I've been recommended lout as a possible way to make them.
The kind of diagrams that I'm interested can be seen in
It's mostly your usual commutative diagrams, except that I need a variety of
neatly different arrows to express visually several facts:
* some functions are deterministic, some are non-deterministic
(I like "waved" vs "straight" arrows for that).
* some functions partial, some are total
(I like having a circle in the middle of the arrow for that)
* some functions are injective, some are not
(I like having a U-shaped tip at the source for that)
* some functions are surjective, some are not
(I like having a double-arrow at the destination tip for that)
* some arrows express association, some express type declaration
(I like the usual | on the source tip, for that)
* some arrows are functorial, some are not
(I like distinguishing two kind of arrow tips for that)
* some arrows are given, some are deduced
(I like using both color and width of text and drawing elements for that)
* to avoid overlap, particularly when arrows share same source
and destination, some arrows need be curved.
* I like being able to keep the same inter-element spacing
among several figures, even though sizes differ.
* the produced eps or pdf are very big - it looks like they include font
information or some such; this might make the file very big when there
are lots of figures. Could there be a way to share font data
betweeen different .eps figures?
Can you recommend lout as a tool to do all that?
Is it adaptable to such needs?
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