[Xy-pic] New LaTeX package: xypdf

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Mon Apr 12 08:42:58 CEST 2010

Hello Daniel,

On 12/04/2010, at 1:50 PM, Daniel Müllner wrote:

> Dear Xy-pic users and inventors,
> let me make you aware of my LaTeX package “xypdf”, which I  
> published on
> CTAN recently. It adds generic PDF output to Xy-pic, thus improving  
> the
> output quality greatly without the need of a Postscript driver and the
> dvips detour.

This is absolutely fabulous.

Only this week a journal editor was asking about whether
such a package might become available, to which I replied
  "not any time soon".
What a great way to be proven wrong!

> If you want to give it a try, visit
> http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/xypdf/
> The current version is 1.2. Feel free to send comments and/or
> suggestions, bug reports etc.

I've had a brief perusal of your coding.
Most impressive.

You have tackled some algorithms that Kris and I had no real
desire to attempt ourselves, with results that extend very nicely
many of the things that we were able to achieve.
Those extra curve styles, and the Bézier offsets including
with cusps, are simply remarkable.

> Best,
> Daniel Müllner
> http://math.stanford.edu/~muellner

Thank you, very much indeed, for this work.

	Ross Moore

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