# CTAN update: asymptote

Date: December 31, 2009 2:36:53 PM CET

This should soon be at your local mirror.
Jim Hef{}feron
Saint Michael's College
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The following information was provided by our fellow contributor:
Name of contribution: Asymptote
Version number: 1.91
Author's name: John Bowman
Location on CTAN: /
Summary description: 2D & 3D TeX-Aware Vector Graphics Language
License type: lgpl
Announcement text:

The precision of the 3D perspective sizing routines were improved. The offset in transformed 3D labels with render=0 was fixed. 3D planar arrowhead gaps were fixed; a duplicate 3D arrow angle factor was removed. Pen width contributions to the box and ellipse envelopes were fixed. A more robust contour algorithm based on paraboloid approximation was implemented. A polargraph routine for arrays was implemented. Default font problems were fixed. The pdfborder={0 0 0} option was added to settings.hyperrefOptions; the hypersetup command is now used to avoid hyperref option clashes. The size of pngalpha images was fixed; the pngalpha driver is used only if antialias=2. The -alpha Off default convert option was removed in favour of convertOptions="-alpha Off". Inlinetex support for xelatex was updated. Picture transformations are now respected by latticeshade. The Bessel functions J and Y were renamed to Jn and Yn. An operator --(block, block) was implemented to simplify the flowchart syntax. The expression % expands to the last result returned at the interactive prompt. The GLU-1.3 library included in the MSWindows distribution was fixed.

This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/graphics/asymptote . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/asymptote (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 .

The precision of the 3D perspective sizing routines were improved. The offset in transformed 3D labels with render=0 was fixed. 3D planar arrowhead gaps were fixed; a duplicate 3D arrow angle factor was removed. Pen width contributions to the box and ellipse envelopes were fixed. A more robust contour algorithm based on paraboloid approximation was implemented. A polargraph routine for arrays was implemented. Default font problems were fixed. The pdfborder={0 0 0} option was added to settings.hyperrefOptions; the hypersetup command is now used to avoid hyperref option clashes. The size of pngalpha images was fixed; the pngalpha driver is used only if antialias=2. The -alpha Off default convert option was removed in favour of convertOptions="-alpha Off". Inlinetex support for xelatex was updated. Picture transformations are now respected by latticeshade. The Bessel functions J and Y were renamed to Jn and Yn. An operator --(block, block) was implemented to simplify the flowchart syntax. The expression % expands to the last result returned at the interactive prompt. The GLU-1.3 library included in the MSWindows distribution was fixed.

This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/graphics/asymptote . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/asymptote (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 .

## asymptote – 2D and 3D TeX-Aware Vector Graphics Language

Asymptote is a powerful descriptive vector graphics language for technical drawing, inspired by METAPOST but with an improved C++-like syntax. Asymptote provides for figures the same high-quality level of typesetting that LaTeX does for scientific text.

Package | asymptote |

Version | 2.61 |

Copyright | 2004–2019 Andy Hammerlindl, John Bowman and Tom Prince |

Maintainer | John Bowman Andy Hammerlindl |