[Xy-pic] Xy-pic and diagxy

Michael Barr barr at math.mcgill.ca
Mon Aug 26 13:24:57 CEST 2013

Of course I would.  I once wrote something for Tugboat describing it as a 
"Lego-like" package of building blocks and perhaps you could also include 
a pointer to that.  But the doc/tutorial is the real introduction.

Incidentally, there is another way to do it.  Place your nodes in a 
coordinate system and then draw arrows.  For a simple diagram like this, 
that turns out to be more complicated, but it simplifies some very complex 
diagrams.  As for the user interface, I leave that to you.  I guess 
diagxy.tex would have to be renamed diag.sty.  It could require a bit of 
tinkering to assure that @ is "other".


On Sun, 25 Aug 2013, Kristoffer H Rose wrote:

> Dear Michael,
> Would you be interested in including diagxy in the Xy-pic distribution proper as a "feature"? We'd then
> include a pointer to your manual as a section in the reference manual, and have loading it be simply
>   \usepackage[diagxy]{xy}
> or even
>   \usepackage[diag]{xy}
> if you prefer :)
> Cheers,
>   Kris
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