I'm using a package called pst-pdgr which uses PSTricks. I have no prior experience with PSTricks but I am trying to read and understand as I go. However, I've run into a problem while compiling the pedigree: it doesn't render! I am following the documentation that came with pst-pdgr, but nothing I do--adding whatever packages I think are necessary (because the documentation doesn't go into much detail)--are fixing it. Here's MWE:

\usepackage[top=2cm, left=2cm, bottom=2cm,right=2cm]{geometry}




If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd appreciate it.

  • The coordinate arguments of \rput should be in parentheses () not braces {}. Also you need to compile this with latex+dvips not pdflatex.
    – Alan Munn
    Feb 16, 2013 at 20:27
  • Yes, the coordinates aren't suppose to be in curly braces (how stupid of me!). I'm going to fix that and compile with latex+dvips and see it that works.
    – Miriam
    Feb 16, 2013 at 20:47
  • If you use latex+dvips, do not use pst-pdf. It is for pdflatex route.
    – Boris
    Feb 16, 2013 at 21:34

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Having spent nearly a whole day on this, I finally found a solution: compiling with XeLaTeX to PDF. Not only did it render my pedigree beautifully, but the accompanying text as well, which I had not added to MWE. Thanks to Alann Munn and Boris who gave me pointers, because I was thinking my code was all wrong when really it was the compiling.

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