Now I have been using GeoGebra for a considerable amount of time and therefore I am rather experienced using it. Creating graphs, plots and geometric figures can be done in a matter of minutes. Often less. And most of the time goes to outputting the "perfect" look.
Now trying to make the same images in for example TikZ takes literally forever. I have just barely started using TikZ and my opinions should therefore be questioned. Although it seems for creating simple images, a variety of nitpicking loops and whatnot is needed.
Below I have tried to make a simple pro and con lists for both. And a few examples of images I created in GeoGebra, and loosely timed myself doing so.
- Interactive, one could change the image in seconds.
- "Simple to use"
- Loops are possible using lists.
- Supports TeX graphics
- Gentle learning curve
- Many output formats such as TikZ, PNG, EPS, Asymptote and so on
- Input can be both interactive, and through command
- Hard to create 3D images
- Can be a tad slow
- Input in LaTeX sometimes does not look as good as TikZ
- External program
So, could anyone list the pros of TikZ? Right now for me it takes too long to create something that looks better than GeoGebra output.