I want to learn how to use tikz more in depth. But I wonder wether I should also learn how to use xy-pic, because it seems, at first glance, that xy-pic can do much of what tikz does when it comes to drawing (commutative) diagrams, and is shorter to write.
I have two questions :
- Wether I would gain something from learning both, or wether I could learn "only" tikz and in time achieve the same efficiency as with xy-pic in drawing large commutative diagrams?
- Wether it is common to know both and, maybe, use xy-pic for commutative diagrams, and tikz for more involved drawings, or wether people who are familiar with tikz feel xy-pic is made redundant?
Or am I underestimating the power of xy-pic?