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Old 07-02-2015, 11:34 AM   #1
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terminal drawing geometry application?

Hi there,

I would like to know if a software exists that can do the following from an terminal:
- creating simple images with basic geometry in it
- drawing lines,circles,rectangles,triangles
- create an 250x250p image with an 80p radius circle centered in it
and draw a text at 200x200p

For example something like this image:
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Old 07-02-2015, 01:53 PM   #2
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I don't think there is anything like that for running in a terminal.

Debian has the largest repos so try looking through them for anything that may be of interest.
Old 07-02-2015, 06:39 PM   #3
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Take a look at imagemagick most diatro have it, it has alot of graphics primitives and is to the command line what gimp is to the desktop, all output can be sent to file in various formats, ping, jpg etc
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have a look at " G'Mic "( GREYC's Magic for Image Computing )

a command line tool for images ( mostly has REPLACED ImageMagick for me )

it is in some repos on some distros

it also has a Gimp plugin
and is included in Krita

for example this bit of code
gmic 1000,1,1,2 -f "X=3*(x-500)/500;X^2*sin(3*X^2)+if(c==0,u(0,-1),cos(X*10))" -plot
type into a terminal will produce this

gmic -m3d 5 -md3d 5 -db3d 0 -isosurface3d "'x^2+y^2+abs(z)^abs(4*cos(x*y*z*3))'",3
this will produce this

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