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Graphics with PGF and TikZ

Andrew Mertz and William Slough

Abstract

Beautiful and expressive documents often require beautiful and expressive graphics. PGF and its front-end TKZ walk a thin line between power, portability and usability, giving a TeX-like approach to graphics. While PGF and TKZ are extensively documented, first-time users may prefer learning about these packages using a collection of graduated examples. The examples presented here cover a wide spectrum of use and provide a starting point for exploration.

Andrew Mertz and William Slough are faculty members in the Mathematics and Computer Science Department at Eastern Illinois University. They are enthusiastic fans of LaTeX, having a combined experience of 30 years with the typesetting system. They can be contacted at and , respectively.


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