CTAN update: Circuit_macros 5.4

Rainer Schöpf rainer.schoepf at proteosys.com
Fri Sep 5 18:16:45 CEST 2003

On Thu, 4 Sep 2003, Dwight Aplevich wrote:

 > Circuit_macros5.3.tar.gz has been copied into the incoming directory
 > of ftp.dante.de. 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 and non-wysiwyg,
 >    with ordinary character input.
 >    The macros evaluate to drawing commands in the pic "little language,"
 >    which is easy to read and learn.  Pic is 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.
 > ...
 >    Read the manual man.ps and view or print the file examples.ps in the
 >    examples directory, or for the possibly unstable development version, 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 5.4: New Mux, for_, arca.  Reworked gate macros FlipFlop, AND_gate,
 >    OR_gate, NOT_gate.  Improved lg_pintxt, boxdim, s_box, s_ht, s_wd,
 >    s_dp, nport, resistor, opamp.  Completely reworked bi_tr, mosfet;
 >    deleted smosfet.  Minor additions and changes to the manual.

Thanks for the update, I installed it.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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