KtikZ/QtikZ is handy for previewing TikZ code.

Is there an equivalent for Asymptote?

  • I haven't used it, but have you tried Asymptote's interactive drawing mode? asymptote.sourceforge.net/doc/Tutorial.html Oct 22, 2013 at 12:11
  • @mrc, yes, the problem is that drawings in interactive mode are definitive, we can't erase mistakes, at least I don't know how. I'm very new to Asymptote.
    – juliohm
    Oct 22, 2013 at 12:17

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xasy provides a rudimentary but usable graphical interface for Asymptote.

see: http://asymptote.sourceforge.net/doc/GUI.html#GUI

  • I tried xasy before asking the question. Could you please explain how it is equivalent to KtikZ/QtikZ?
    – juliohm
    Oct 22, 2013 at 14:39
  • Maybe you could expand on what type of equivalence you're looking for? Your response about the asymptote interactive mode seemed to suggest you were looking for a more graphical interface. Otherwise, simply open your myfig.asy file in your text editor of choice and repeatedly call "input myfig" from interactive drawing mode as you update your code.
    – Paul M.
    Oct 23, 2013 at 2:25
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    I looking for automatic save/preview whenever I stop typing. A window in the left where I insert the code, and one in the right where I see the results instantaneously. No need for switching focus over multiple disconnected windows on the desktop.
    – juliohm
    Oct 23, 2013 at 21:11

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