pstricks-base – PostScript macros for TeX
PSTricks offers an extensive collection of macros for generating PostScript that is usable with most TeX macro formats, including Plain TeX, LaTeX, AMS-TeX, and AMS-LaTeX. Included are macros for colour, graphics, pie charts, rotation, trees and overlays. It has many special features, including a wide variety of graphics (picture drawing) macros, with a flexible interface and with colour support. There are macros for colouring or shading the cells of tables.
The package pstricks-add contains bug-fixes and additions for PSTricks (among other things).
PSTricks ordinarily uses PostScript \special commands, which are not supported by pdf(La)TeX. This limitation may be overcome by using either the pst-pdf or the pdftricks package, to generate a PDF inclusion from a PSTricks diagram.
PSTricks macros can also generate PDF output when the document is processed XeTeX, without the need for other supporting packages.
Note that this is one of a pair of catalogue entries for PSTricks; the other one (PSTricks) is acting as a “stub”, while editorial work on catalogue entries for PSTricks contributed is completed.
The LaTeX Project Public License 1.3
|Copyright||2004–2005 Herbert Voß and Rolf Niepraschk
2005–2017 Herbert Voß
2000–2003 Denis Girou
1993,1994,2000 Timothy Van Zandt
Denis Girou (inactive)
Timothy Van Zandt (inactive)
|Contained in||TeX Live as pstricks|
|MiKTeX as pstricks|
typesetting in colour
graphics produced by one of the *TeX engines
package using PStricks for graphical output
XeTeX, material supporting it, and packages requiring it
use dvips \special commands
Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (7.1M).
- 2017-09-18 CTAN update: pstricks-base
- 2017-08-26 CTAN update: pstricks-base
- 2017-04-07 CTAN Update: pstricks-base
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