[Xy-pic] XY-Pic Help

Kristoffer H Rose krisrose at us.ibm.com
Tue Jun 7 08:27:56 CEST 2011

Dear William,

> I'm new to LaTeX and have been having some trouble trying to figure out 
how to best 
> create a diagram for the conceptual model that I need to include in my 
> proposal and was hoping that you could help explain how I could best 
write the necessary
> LaTeX code to accomplish what I am looking for?  The following link has 
a very similar model (
> http://www.saskschools.ca/~psychportal/Psych20/topics/topic1.2.htm) 
based on a 
> developmental psychological theory.  I am using this theory for my work, 
but am having 
> trouble figuring out how to create concentric circles/ovals with text 
inside of them. 
> I've attached a .pdf that I had created previously, but need to clean it 
> significantly.  I've been searching google for several days now in an 
attempt to figure 
> out how to accomplish this and have had no luck.  I would be grateful 
for any advice 
> that you could give me and would be more than happy to credit you in the 
work if you would like.

Have a look at the "frames" extension in the Xy-pic Reference Manual: if 
you combine a matrix with circular frames you should be alright. I assume 
you have gone through the Xy-pic Users Guide: the two together should 
allow you to achieve what you want.

Best regards,

Kristoffer H Rose, ph.d. <krisrose at us.ibm.com> +1(914)784-7642 (fax -6324)
IBM T.J.Watson Research Center, PO Box 704, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

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