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CTAN Update: pgf / TikZ

Date: February 27, 2014 9:26:26 PM CET
Till Tantau submitted an update to the pgf / TikZ package. Version number: 3.0.0 License type: Dual: LPPL and alternatively GPL/GFDL Summary description: A graphics language for TeX Announcement text:
I am happy to announce version 3.0.0 of TikZ/pgf. After several years of development work in the background, a new version is finally ready. With the big jump in the version number from 2.10 to 3.0.0 a lot of new stuff has been added to TikZ (since the last version, over a thousand lines have been added to the change log...). However, care was taken to make sure that in normal circumstances all old code will still produce the exact same results as it used to. It is impossible to list all the changes and improvements, so let me just point out some hilights: - Arrow Tips: You can now configure the appearance of arrow tip "to death" and do so on the fly. Arbitrary arrow tips will now even bend along curves since TikZ can now do curvilinear transformations on a very low level. - Syntax Improvements: A lot of small things have been added and improved in the syntax. For instance, nodes can be in front of paths, but now also behind them. There is the new notion of a "small picture" called a "pic", which is something of a mixture of a node and a picture. - A Syntax for Graphs: There is now a new simple syntax for specifying graphs, borrowed from the GraphViz program. It makes it easy to specify graphs and especially trees in a convenient manner. - Graph Drawing Algorithms: TikZ now comes with a large and powerful system for computing the positions of nodes of graphs automatically (you need LuaTeX for this, though). - Data Visualization: There is now an alternative to pgfplots as part of the standard TikZ installation for creating plots. While pgfplots is still the more mature system, the new data visualization system comes with some interesting new ideas. - Driver Support: Support for all mayor backend drivers has been improved. A new, cool thing is the support for dvisvgm, which allows you to create powerful SVG graphics directly from TeX, including the text.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/graphics/pgf/base/ More information is at http://www.ctan.org/pkg/pgf We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .
Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese

pgf – Create PostScript and PDF graphics in

PGF is a macro package for creating graphics. It is platform- and format-independent and works together with the most important backend drivers, including pdf and dvips. It comes with a user-friendly syntax layer called TikZ.

Its usage is similar to pstricks and the standard picture environment. PGF works with plain (pdf-), (pdf-), and Cont. Unlike pstricks, it can produce either PostScript or PDF output.

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