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This is the README file for gastex package.

GasTeX: Graphs and Automata Simplified in TeX

GasTeX is a set of LaTeX macros which allow to draw very easily graphs,
automata, nets, diagrams, etc...  under the picture environment of LaTeX.

Paul Gastin <http://www.lsv.ens-cachan.fr/~gastin>

Copyright: 2006 by Paul Gastin
This program can be redistributed and/or modified under the terms
of the LaTeX Project Public License Distributed from CTAN
archives in directory macros/latex/base/lppl.txt.

In order to use gastex you only need two files:
- gastex.sty which contains the definition of all the LaTeX macros (this file
could be in your working folder or where other .sty files are).
- gastex.pro which contains all the postscript procedures (this file could
be in your working folder but it is best placed where the tex.pro file is).

Usage: latex+dvips(+ps2pdf)
- Compile the source file with latex (not pdflatex) and generate the ps file 
with dvips. One may then use ps2pdf to get a pdf file.

- gastex mainly generates postscript code so the pictures cannot be seen with a
dvi-viewer. One has to generate a ps file (latex+dvips) and view it with a 
ps-viewer. One can also generate a pdf file (latex+dvips+ps2pdf) and view 
it with a pdf-viewer.
- gastex does not work with pdflatex since it produces postscript code
which cannot be interpreted by a pdf viewer.  Instead, one should generate
the pdf file with latex+dvips+ps2pdf.

- Several examples are provided on the gastex web page at
- ex-gastex.tex contains some examples to learn gastex and to test your 
- ex-beamer-gastex.tex shows how gastex may be used with beamer in order to
produce very nice animated slides.  You have to compile the file through
latex-dvips-ps2pdf (not pdflatex).

See http://www.lsv.ens-cachan.fr/~gastin/gastex/gastex.html
The best is to learn with the examples (see above).
Comments in the file gastex.sty provide documentation for all macros.


Down­load the con­tents of this pack­age in one zip archive (24.0k).

Gas – Graphs and Au­tomata Sim­pli­fied in

Gas is a set of macros which en­able the user to draw graphs, au­tomata, nets, di­a­grams, etc., very eas­ily, in the pic­ture en­vi­ron­ment.

The pack­age of­fers no doc­u­men­ta­tion (per se), but of­fers a cou­ple of ex­am­ple files in the dis­tri­bu­tion, and more on its home page.

Gas gen­er­ates its own PostScript code, and there­fore doesn't work di­rectly un­der pdf.

Home pagehttp://www.lsv.ens-cachan.fr/~gastin/gas­tex/gas­tex.html
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Copy­right2006 Paul Gastin
Main­tainerPaul Gastin
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