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Links: Asymptote, popular vector graphics language. ePiX, is also similar software created by one of the top Stack Exchange members.

Both are based on C, which is nice for me because I hate the TikZ syntax. And looking at the gallery for both, they have really impressive diagrams. I have been using Asymptote for a month now, but after looking at some of @Andrew D. Hwang answer's beautifully drawn figures, I want try ePiX.

I am not asking which is better or worse. But, what is the advantage of one other the other? Where does he greatest strength and weakness of these packages lie.

  • I wonder why it's not in texlive? – David Carlisle Jun 11 '18 at 10:12
  • For 3d images only: According to the introduction in its manual, ePix does not do hidden surface removal. Asymptote does (but only when producing rasterized output). – Charles Staats Jun 12 '18 at 17:18

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