I would like to know if there are interactive graphic-oriented programs to construct diagrams of latex.

For example, I know


There are others that do something similar?

I am struggling to do this diagram on tikz:




2 Answers 2


It's true—TikZ can be intimidating at first. The 1000+ page manual is downright terrifying. But it's worth it! Start with some of the tutorials at the beginning of the manual. You'll be drawing pictures like these in no time!

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\tikzset{dot/.style={fill, circle, inner sep=1pt},
    myarrow/.style={decoration={markings, mark=at position .6 with {\arrow{>}}}, postaction={decorate}}}


\draw circle[radius=2];
\draw[very thick, myarrow] (-80:2)node[dot, label={-90:{$B'$}}]{}arc(-80:80:2)node[dot, label={90:{$A'$}}]{};
\draw[very thick, myarrow] (100:2)node[dot, label={90:{$A$}}]{}arc(100:260:2)node[dot, label={-90:{$B$}}]{};


A small variation of the nice @Sandy G answer (+1) which gives wee bit shorter code. For exercise :-)


dot/.style = {circle, fill, inner sep=2pt, label=#1},
->-/.style = {decoration={markings, 
                          mark=at position .52 with {\arrow{Straight Barb}}
              very thick, 
\draw circle[radius=2];
\draw[->-]        (100:2)  node[dot=$A$ ] {}
            arc(100:260:2) node[dot=below:$B$ ] {};
\draw[->-]        (-80:2)  node[dot=below:$B'$] {} 
            arc(-80:80:2)  node[dot=$A'$] {};

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  • on web are many services for, as they advertise, for simple drawing TikZ pictures, but as I see some results of such programs, the code mostly awful and full of clutter.
  • The resulted code is easy to lost and when you stuck in drawing, is extremely hard to help you.
  • One of interactive service is Mathcha. Here on site are many answer which use it.
  • I agree with @Sandy G, that the best way to draw TikZ images is learn TikZ. The best way is metod "learning-by doing". Any time, when you will stuck in programing of image, you can ask for help here.
  • For start I suggest to read:
    • A very minimal introduction to TikZ, see CTAN
    • From package documentation read 2 Tutorial: A Picture for Karl’s Students (page 31) and others tutorials, depends on what kind of images are in interest.
    • Basic about TikZ packed you can find in Part III: TikZ ist kein Zeichenprogramm
    • numerous examples are on site TeXexamples.net as well here on site
  • At drawing is handy to use standalone package as is done in above MWE (Minimal Working Example)

Happy TeXing!

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