[OS X TeX] tikz vs pstricks (was Re: graphics with xelatex)
lfsequeira at fc.ul.pt
Mon Jul 9 09:44:43 EDT 2007
> Why pstricks, it's more simple to use pdflatex and Tikz !
> You can use Tikz and my package tkz-berge.sty
> The documentation is in french but with many examples.
> A new version with the new version of Tikz 1.18 arrives...
> Alain Matthes
Tikz may be fine, but I have yet to see anyone argue convincingly
that it is *better* than pstricks.
The only reason some people prefer tikz over pstricks seems to be the
fact that it can be used with pdflatex.
While this may be a valid point, I am much more interested in easily
producing accurate drawings, with a clear and consistent syntax.
And, working on a mac with TeXShop as a front end, it is no big deal
for me to use latex+dvips when needed.
I admit I am not deeply familiar with the workings of tikz. As a
longtime pstricks user, I am continually marveled by its elegance and
power, and learning new tricks all the time.
That said, I will continue to look at tikz and related packages.
Having options available is always good.
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