# Directory `macros/latex/contrib/curve2e`

README

%% %% This is file `README.txt', %% generated with the docstrip utility. %% %% The original source files were: %% %% curve2e.dtx (with options: `readme') %% %% Copyright (C) 2005--2015 Claudio Beccari all rights reserved. %% License information appended %% File README.txt for package curve2e [2015/07/11 v.1.60 Extension package for pict2e] This file is an extension of the package pict2e.sty which extends the standard picture LaTeX environment according to what Leslie Lamport specified in the second edition of his LaTeX manual. This further extension allows to draw lines and vectors with any non integer slope parameters, to draw dashed lined of any slope, to draw arcs and curved vectors, to draw curves where just the interpolating nodes are specified together with the slopes at the nodes; closed paths of any shape can be filled with color; all coordinates are treated as ordered pairs, i.e. 'complex numbers'. Some of these features have been incorporated in the 2011 version of pict2e; therefore this package avoids any modification to the original pict2e commands. Curve2e now accepts polar coordinates in addition to the usual cartesian ones; several macros have been upgraded and a new macro for tracing cubic Bezier splines with their control nodes specified in polar form is available. This version solves a conflict with package eso-pic. This version of curve2e is fully compatible with pict2e dated 2014/01/12 version 0.2z. If you specify \usepackage[<pict2e options>]{curve2e} the package pict2e is automatically invoked with the specified options. %% %% %% Distributable under the LaTeX Project Public License, %% version 1.3c or higher (your choice). The latest version of %% this license is at: http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt %% %% This work is "author-maintained" %% %% This work consists of file curve2e.dtx, and the derived files %% curve2e.sty and curve2e.pdf, plus the auxiliary derived files %% README.txt and manifest.txt. %% %% %% End of file `README.txt'.

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## curve2e – Extensions for package pict2e

The package extends the drawing capacities of the pict2e that serves as a LaTeX 2e replacement for picture mode. In particular, curve2e introduces new macros for lines and vectors, new specifications for line terminations and joins, arcs with any angular aperture, arcs with arrows at one or both ends, generic curves specified with their nodes and the tangent direction at these nodes.

Package | curve2e |

Version | 1.60 |

License |
The LaTeX Project Public License 1.3 |

Maintainer |
Claudio Beccari |

Contained in | TeX Live as curve2e |

MiKTeX as curve2e | |

Topics |
draw (parametric) curves graphics produced by one of the *TeX engines |