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Is there an online tool that generates the corresponding LaTeX code of a diagram which can be drawn using a graphical interface? A tool such as latexdraw but only using a web browser (like Detexify)?

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    If tikz code counts as "latex code", you can use inkscape to draw svg, and there exists a plugin which saves it as tikz code. For the web browser requisite, you can use svg-edit.googlecode.com/svn/branches/2.5.1/editor/… as editor, but still require inkscape to convert the svg to tikz. – JLDiaz Nov 30 '12 at 10:05
  • @JLDiaz Dead link – Karlo Jul 19 '17 at 14:38
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    @Karlo Thanks for the heads up. Apparently github.com/kjellmf/svg2tikz is the new way of doing that. – JLDiaz Jul 19 '17 at 16:00
  • github.com/kjellmf/svg2tikz seems no longer under active support now. – Yu Shen May 21 at 19:11
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A wonderful option is mathcha: www.mathcha.io

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just open the editor, you log in and you make your drawings and equations.

this online program will create different export formats, including Tikz, which is compatible with Latex.

  • Played a bit with it. It seems really solid. Some improvements could still be made (for instance I see no export to PDF/SVG option, and text editing does not respect some keyboard shortcuts), but if it doesn't die I see myself using it in the near future. – levesque May 18 '18 at 15:03
  • Alright, found the PDF/export functions. Never mind that complaint! – levesque May 18 '18 at 15:11
  • Where is the PDF export function? I couldn't locate it anywhere. Besides, I can't export the TikZ code (it exports nothing except some opening and closing tags). – Jim Raynor Jun 13 '18 at 22:23
  • Best tool ever! Thanks! – Jinhua Wang Apr 11 at 20:59
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The GeoGebra online tool, which can also be installed and run locally, comes to mind. It let's you do geometric drawings: define points, intersections, ellipses given the two foci and a point, etc... It will generate TikZ code for you.

For example, create an ellipse within your browser geogebra online

This can be exported to TikZ (will generate a standalone document), which renders to geogebra tikz

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    Note that tikz code exported by GeoGebra is not of highest quality... – mbork Dec 10 '12 at 8:14
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    GeoGebra doesn't make any sense. I tried using it and it keeps producing lines even if when I choose circle. – BeC Oct 5 '17 at 4:40
  • The downside seems to be the standalone export. I don't see any option to directly embed the generated TikZ into my own document. – Makan Tayebi Aug 16 '18 at 10:47
  • @MakanTayebi You can easily integrate the file into your own document, see i.e. here. – Viktor Glombik Apr 7 at 19:38
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TikzEdt is a combined WYSIWYG/text editor designed for editing Tikz code. http://www.tikzedt.org/

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    It is a nice tool, but it definitely misses the "Online" part OP asked for. – Clément Oct 5 '17 at 4:44
  • Is there an advantage over the WYSIWYG/text editor overleaf? – Viktor Glombik Apr 7 at 19:40
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If you're looking for a tool to draw commutative diagrams with tikzcd, there's Yichuan Shen's tikzcd-editor.

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