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[O] best ways to generate simple diagrams?

From: Matt Price
Subject: [O] best ways to generate simple diagrams?
Date: Mon, 6 May 2019 14:17:26 -0400

So, I'm finding more and more that I want to include simple diagrams in my course materials. At present I am generating them as svg's using Inkscape, but that feels really tiresome to me. I would much rather make them programmatically, preferably including the source code as an org-mode block.

I thought ditaa would be the tool for this, but I cannot figure out how to do this work efficiently in ditaa.  So for instance, I have this simple svg file (attached). It consists of two text-containing  symmetrical rectangles separated by a bit of whitespace and connected by two curved arrows (one pointing from each of the rectangles to the other). 

Trying to replicate this in ditaa did not prove easy.  Editing feels extremely labourious.  Am I missing something?  Is there a really good tutorial somehwere that I'm just not finding? Or is there maybe another tool I should be using instead?

Thanks as always,


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