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1answer
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pst-3dplot and drawing cylinders

I am drawing a cylinder with \psCylinder from pst-3dplot, as shown here in a MWE from the manual: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-3dplot} \begin{document} \begin{pspicture}(-3,-2)(3,7) ...
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4answers
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Drawing cylinder with PSTricks

I am trying to draw a simple cylinder with PSTricks, similar to what is attached. Is there a smart way to do this, or do I just have to manually draw each line? If there is no other way, then it is ...
3
votes
1answer
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draw complicated symmetric figure

I wish to draw a figure in PSTricks (a Paint-version is attached), consisting of three elements: Two identical objects, facing each other (they are they in the figure...) A red "parabola", ...
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votes
2answers
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drawing figure to scale

I have a technical drawing of a mechanical setup which I would like to draw in either TikZ or PSTricks. My experience with these two packages is very limited. A "MWE" of the drawing is shown in the ...
2
votes
1answer
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Example code of PSTricks in MikTeX

everyone, in the past one hour, I have been fighting with the PSTricks package in MikTeX. I found a lot of example code here. For example, I downloaded the gliding ball example tex and I ran it in ...
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6answers
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Why draw diagrams using LaTeX when there are open source tools like OpenOffice?

I was looking at recent questions here and was surprized that people were drawing diagrams in LaTeX, when it can be done in SmartDraw, OpenOffice or other programs. Is there any benefit to using LaTeX ...
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Drawing checkered torus (doughnut)

How to draw a checkered torus (doughnut) in LaTeX? I have seen the example of drawing a torus. But I also need to make a $4 \cross 4$ chess board on it. It'll be more helpful if I can also change the ...