I am fed up with the poor quality of the pictures in the papers written by my graduate students and am trying to convince them to use TikZ. I know of three ways to begin learning TikZ:
- The TikZ & PGF manual, but there is no way to convince them to read it — it is just too long.
- TikZ pour l'impatient. At 189 pages, it is still above their threshold for manuals, and it is in French, which most of them do not read comfortably.
- A very minimal introduction to Tikz (24 pages, including examples), which I wrote hoping it would be short and direct enough? It is aimed at economists and tries to present the smallest possible number of techniques one would need to be functional.
This leads me to three questions:
- Are there other resources of which I am not aware?
- Can you see any forgotten indispensable features of TikZ in my document?
- What are the best ways to make manuals and guides visible to people for whom they would be useful?