Re: CTAN update -- circuit_macros
Dwight Aplevich writes:
> The file Circuit_macros4.tar.gz has been put in /incoming on
> When expanded, this is version 4 of the contents of CTAN directory
> tex-archive/graphics/circuit_macros, of which I am the author, and
> supersedes the previous version in its entirety.
> Extracts from the README file:
> This is a set of macros for drawing electric circuits containing
> fundamental elements, amplifiers, transistors, and basic logic gates
> to include in TeX, LaTeX, or similar documents. Some tools for block
> diagrams are also included. The advantages and disadvantages of such
> a system are similar to those of TeX itself, which is macro-based,
> non-wysiwyg, and which uses ordinary character input.
> These macros evaluate to drawing commands in the pic language, which
> is very easy to learn and has a good power/complexity ratio. Because
> pic contains elements of a simple programming language, it is
> well-suited to drawings that contain parametric or conditional
> components, that require fine tuning, significant geometric
> calculations or repetition, or that are naturally block structured or
> tree structured. Pic is not wysiwyg. Interpreters for the language
> are readily available, and some are free.