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Old 07-21-2009, 11:47 AM   #1
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Program for drawing simple diagrams


I'm a materials researcher and I try to use open source tools like gnuplot etc as often as possible. I often need to draw simple line-art diagrams of things and I was wondering if there was a good program for doing this. I have used Microsoft Paint-type programs in the past but something that is optimized for drawing line-art diagrams and generates vector output would be better, that is, faster and higher quality. Ideas?
 
Old 07-21-2009, 12:05 PM   #2
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I'm a materials researcher and I try to use open source tools like gnuplot etc as often as possible. I often need to draw simple line-art diagrams of things and I was wondering if there was a good program for doing this. I have used Microsoft Paint-type programs in the past but something that is optimized for drawing line-art diagrams and generates vector output would be better, that is, faster and higher quality. Ideas?
you might be interested in one of these

http://www.gle-graphics.org/
http://asymptote.sourceforge.net
http://math.holycross.edu/~ahwang/epix/ePiX.html

they all can output to postscript
 
Old 07-21-2009, 12:13 PM   #3
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Inkscape is for general purpose vector drawing, it could be used depending on the concrete purpose. Dia is specific for diagrams, you could check it as well. Also, koffice has a diagram tracer called kivio.

I am sure that there are many more around.
 
  


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