Drawing vector graphics using a command line
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Mon Sep 21 20:21:23 UTC 2015
2015-09-21 17:55 GMT+02:00 Douglas Pollard <dougpol2 at gmail.com>:
> This is maybe off topic, But Linux CNC wil draw on screen almost anything
> you can think of and it comes in ubuntu. I believe it can be run in camand
> line as well. I designed a couple boats and built them to sell. Works
> great for some things. Doug
> On 09/21/2015 09:51 AM, Liam Proven wrote:
>> On 20 September 2015 at 21:52, John D Lamb <J.D.Lamb at johndlamb.net>
>>> On 20/09/15 13:44, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
>>>> Anyone know of a tool to create SVG files (or similar) using some kind
>>>> of macro or command line?
>>> Two suggestions.
>>> First, if you can tolerate encapsulated postscript, you can use LaTeX.
>>> following is an example I used recently:
>>> %% Pictures
>>> This draws a pentagon with dashed and solid lines and nodes at the
>>> To convert to pdf use estopdf.
>>> I used to write raw PostScript. But I rarely do this now that the LaTeX
>>> PSTricks packages do what I want for simple graphics and R can handle the
>>> really complex stuff.
>>> Second, IIRC SVG is a language you can just write. Have a look at some of
>>> these examples: http://www.w3schools.com/svg/svg_examples.asp. I have
>>> written some SVGs several years back, but usually I need pdf or eps
>> The trusty standby xterm, preloaded onto almost all Linux distros,
>> supports Tektronix graphics terminal drawing commands...
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Ok, that was a couple of nice hints, thank you for those, everyone! I will
sure try at least some of them.
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