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LaTeX package: forest [2014/03/07 v1.05 Drawing (linguistic) trees]

Copyright (c) 2014 Saso Zivanovic
                   (Sa\v{s}o \v{Z}ivanovi\'{c})


`forest' is a pgf/tikz-based package for drawing linguistic (and other
kinds of) trees. Its main features are:
- a packing algorithm which can produce very compact trees;
- a user-friendly interface consisting of the familiar bracket
encoding of trees plus the key--value interface to option-setting;
- many tree-formatting options, with control over option values of
individual nodes and mechanisms for their manipulation;
- the possibility to decorate the tree using the full power of pgf/tikz;
- an externalization mechanism sensitive to code-changes.


This work may be distributed and/or modified under the
conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3
of this license or (at your option) any later version.
The latest version of this license is in

and version 1.3 or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX
version 2005/12/01 or later.


Name Size Date Notes
README 1110 2014-03-07 02:22
forest.dtx 402390 2014-03-07 02:22
forest.ins 702 2014-03-07 02:22
forest.pdf 888924 2014-03-07 02:22

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for­est – Draw­ing (lin­guis­tic) trees

The pack­age is pro­vides a PGF/TikZ-based mech­a­nism for draw­ing lin­guis­tic (and other kinds of) trees. Its main fea­tures are:

  • a pack­ing al­go­rithm which can pro­duce very com­pact trees;
  • a user-friendly in­ter­face con­sist­ing of the fa­mil­iar bracket en­cod­ing of trees plus the key-value in­ter­face to op­tion-set­ting;
  • many tree-for­mat­ting op­tions, with con­trol over op­tion val­ues of in­di­vid­ual nodes and mech­a­nisms for their ma­nip­u­la­tion;
  • the pos­si­bil­ity to dec­o­rate the tree us­ing the full power of PGF/TikZ; and
  • an ex­ter­nal­iza­tion mech­a­nism sen­si­tive to code-changes.

Pack­age De­tailsfor­est
Li­censeThe LaTeX Project Public Li­cense 1.3
Copy­right2012 Sašo Ži­vanović
Main­tainerSašo Ži­vanović
Con­tained inTeXlive as for­est
MikTeX as for­est
Topics sup­port for lin­guis­tics
mech­a­nisms for draw­ing trees
pack­age uses PGF-TikZ
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