[OS X TeX] Replacements for xfig?

Gerben Wierda Gerben.Wierda at rna.nl
Wed Nov 24 20:17:13 EST 2004

On Nov 25, 2004, at 00:52, Robert Love wrote:

> On Nov 24, 2004, at 3:11 PM, Adam Maxwell wrote:
>> On Wednesday, November 24, 2004, at 11:50AM, Chris Goedde 
>> <cgoedde at condor.depaul.edu> wrote:
>>> Thanks for the suggestions, all.
>>> I think I'm sold on Omnigraffle, although if people have other
>>> suggestions, I'm still interested. The people doing jfig have done 
>>> too
>>> good a job at recreating the xfig interface, which I want to get away
>>> from.
>> I haven't seen a recommendation for Create (non-free, but you can get 
>> an academic discount) from Stone Design, but I prefer it to 
>> OmniGraffle for drawing and annotating
> I have both Omnigraffle and Create.  4 out of 5 times I reach for 
> Create when doing illustrations.  Omnigraffle is OK for boxes or where 
> stencils work.  Create seems to offer more freedom.  I also can attest 
> to Stone's rapid response to problems or suggestions.

I use the same combo. I can support the above statement, but I might be 
considered biased as I know the Stones personally ;-)

I have used metapost in the past for some math work. I would like to 
use Mathematica sometimes for math images, but that only happens 2 
times/year maybe andn then it becomes too expensive.

Hey, I used to have Mathematica on my NeXT (hardly ever used it). Maybe 
Wolfram can send me a free upgrade, and I'll see to it that the 
integration with my TeX distribution works ;-)


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