CTAN update: Circuit_macros5.2

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Mon Jul 22 23:17:14 CEST 2002

Dwight Aplevich writes:

> Circuit_macros5.2.tar.gz has been copied into the incoming directory
> of ftp.tex.ac.uk.  Its expanded contents are to replace the contents
> of graphics/circuit_macros.  The copyright is almost public domain.
>  From the README:
> ...
>    This is a set of macros for drawing high-quality line diagrams to
>    include in TeX, LaTeX, or similar documents.  The macros were
>    originally intended for electric circuit diagrams containing
>    fundamental elements, amplifiers, transistors, and basic logic gates,
>    but several tools and examples for other types of diagrams are also
>    included.  The advantages and disadvantages of such a system are
>    similar to those of TeX itself, which is macro-based, non-wysiwyg,
>    and which uses ordinary character input.
>    The macros evaluate to drawing commands in the pic "little language,"
>    which is easy to read and learn.  The programming elements in pic are
>    well suited to line drawings requiring parametric or conditional
>    components, fine tuning, significant geometric calculations or
>    repetition, or to drawings that are naturally block structured or
>    tree structured.  Arbitrary formatted text can be included.  Free
>    TeX- and LaTeX-compatible interpreters for m4 and pic are readily
>    available for Unix and PC machines.
> View or print the file examples.ps in the examples directory, or try
> http://ece.uwaterloo.ca/~aplevich/Circuit_macros/
> A collection of examples and hints intended for his colleagues has
> been produced by Alan Robert Clark at http://ytdp.ee.wits.ac.za/cct.html
> ...
> Version 5.2: New macros arrowline, nport, vlength, boxcoord, reversed.
>    Improved s_box, sfg_init, cross, fitcurve, sinusoid, transformer, darrow,
>    mosfet, psset_, battery, diode, capacitor.
> ...

i've installed the files as requested.  thanks for the upload.

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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