I am trying to make a large assortment of VERY basic graphs for including in my documents. (squares with the sides labeled, circles, etc...).

It seems the TiKZ package is what I want to use. Does anyone know of a point and click type editor for a Macintosh I can use to generate code for TiKZ. I found I can do this with geogebra, but it does not seem suited for what I am trying to do.


I have no experience with any particular graphic editor with the ability to generate a TikZ code, but you might want to look through this page, especially the section "Tools that generate PGF/TikZ code".

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    After reading through it by myself, inkscape2tikz might be just suitable as it allows you to export from Inkscape. code.google.com/p/inkscape2tikz – Harold Cavendish Mar 22 '11 at 19:58
  • Thank you. I was looking at that page and it was referencing a lot of terms that I didn't understand. I will find out what Inkscape is exactly. – Michael Mar 22 '11 at 20:20

Depending on your purpose, you might consider investigating a program called Dia. It allows you to design diagrams and export directly to Tikz. Actually, it will export the raw PGF data.
It runs on

  • Mac (X11 Environment Required)
  • Windows
  • Linux Dia Running in X11 Environment on Mac OS X Lion 10.7.4
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