# CTAN update: curves

Date: August 31, 2009 7:34:34 AM CEST

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Jim Hefferon
Saint Michael's College
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The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:
Name of contribution: curves
Version number: 1.53
Author's name: Ian Maclaine-cross
Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/curves/
Summary description: Draws curves and polygons in the LaTeX 2e picture environment
License type: lppl
Announcement text:

Draws curves in the LaTeX 2e picture environment using parabolic arcs between data points with continuous slope at joins. For circles and circular arcs uses up to 16 parabolic arcs. Also draws symbols or dash patterns along curves. A straight side switch changes curves to polygons. Extends picture capability without extra programs and data files. Parabolic arcs consist of short chords drawn by overlapping disks or line drawing `\special's selected by package options.

This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/curves/ . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/curves (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

Draws curves in the LaTeX 2e picture environment using parabolic arcs between data points with continuous slope at joins. For circles and circular arcs uses up to 16 parabolic arcs. Also draws symbols or dash patterns along curves. A straight side switch changes curves to polygons. Extends picture capability without extra programs and data files. Parabolic arcs consist of short chords drawn by overlapping disks or line drawing `\special's selected by package options.

This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/curves/ . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/curves (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

## curves – Curves for LaTeX picture environment

This package draws curves in the standard LaTeX picture environment using parabolas between data points with continuous slope at joins; for circles and arcs, it uses up to 16 parabolas. The package can also draw symbols or dash patterns along curves.

The package provides facilities equivalent to technical pens with
compasses and French curves. Curves consist of short secants
drawn by overlapping disks or line-drawing `\special` commands
selected by package options.

Package | curves |

Version | 1.55 2017-08-25 |

Copyright | 1991–2017 Ian Maclaine-cross |

Maintainer | Ian Maclaine-Cross |