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Mar
21
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Feb
23
revised How to combine Hobby paths with PGF Basic Layer commands?
Removed the last edit since the new update to the hobby package solves all the problems
Feb
22
comment How to combine Hobby paths with PGF Basic Layer commands?
@AndrewStacey Thank you so much. It works perfectly.
Feb
22
accepted How to combine Hobby paths with PGF Basic Layer commands?
Feb
22
comment How to combine Hobby paths with PGF Basic Layer commands?
@AndrewStacey Sounds good. By the way, I just found a work-around for my case: replacing \pgfpathlineto{\pgfpoint{1cm}{1cm}} with \pgfpathmoveto{\pgfpoint{1cm}{1cm}} works. So \pgfpathlineto is recognized correctly.
Feb
22
comment How to combine Hobby paths with PGF Basic Layer commands?
@AndrewStacey Would it be possible to tell hobby the initial point explicitly (maybe as an option to \pgfpathhobby) without having to use \pgfpathmoveto?
Feb
22
comment How to combine Hobby paths with PGF Basic Layer commands?
Awesome, this syntax is definitely more convenient than what I came up with (I thought there was something preventing the use of keyword arguments in the Basic Layer, that's why my version was so complicated). If I may, I'd like to make some suggestion for the behaviour of those hobby Basic Layer commands, because it does behave the way I would have expected. And I still couldn't manage to combine an arc and a Hobby path to a (combined) closed path. See my edit.
Feb
22
revised How to combine Hobby paths with PGF Basic Layer commands?
added explanation of the problem with the new Basic Layer interface
Feb
20
revised How to combine Hobby paths with PGF Basic Layer commands?
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Feb
20
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Feb
20
comment How to combine Hobby paths with PGF Basic Layer commands?
Thank you very much for your answer and sorry that my response comes so late. This looks pretty much like what I had in mind. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get your new code working with my MiKTeX distribution in order to test it. I have edited my question to share my thoughts on the syntax. But I don't know much about the inner workings of pgf and hobby so that my suggestion might not be very practical. But maybe it gives you some ideas that might be helpful. Thanks again for being so quick about implementing a solution to my problem in your package.
Feb
20
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Feb
14
comment Transparency vs image compression dilemma
Maybe you can try to shrink the resulting PDF, e.g. by using Adobe Acrobat or pdfsizeopt.
Feb
11
comment How to combine Hobby paths with PGF Basic Layer commands?
@CharlesStaats Good suggestion. I've not thought about that yet, because till now \pgfpatharcaxes worked well enough for my purposes. I will give it a shot. Nevertheless the question of Basic Layer hobby paths is still interesting, e.g. it might be quite handy for defining new decorations where I can't use Frontend Layer commands.
Feb
11
comment How to combine Hobby paths with PGF Basic Layer commands?
@percusse Thanks for the information. I agree that a low-level usage of hobby paths will only be needed in some niche cases. Usually the Frontend Layer path construction works well enough for me but when it comes to paths containing elliptic arcs I often depend on the \pgfpatharcaxes command.
Feb
11
comment Nice scientific pictures show off
Very nice tutorial. I hope you'll find the time to finish it.
Feb
11
asked How to combine Hobby paths with PGF Basic Layer commands?
Feb
2
comment Adding an option to the PDFLaTeX call from AUCTeX
The following works for me: '(LaTeX-command "latex -shell-escape -synctex=1").
Jan
30
comment How can I visualize a Torus with three paths?
@CharlesStaats Thanks for checking this on your machine. I did another test on an old notebook of mine (Windows XP, 1 GB RAM) where I have Asymptote 2.16 installed. I got the same results as for my Windows 7 PC: Both torus examples that didn't work before gave an out-of-memory-error again (when reaching around 275 MB of memory consumption) while the one example that worked before did also work on this machine (with a memory consumption of about 200 MB). When I get to it I will also test it on a Linux machine.
Jan
29
comment How can I visualize a Torus with three paths?
@CharlesStaats I don't know if this helps to isolate the problem but when I try to compile your "torus wrapped in a helix" solution from this answer of yours I get an out-of-memory-error while "the first image (with the two circles)" solution does compile without problems (but, then again, it only uses 200 MB of memory).