CTAN upload notification: Circuit_macros5.6

Reinhard Zierke zierke at dante.de
Tue Sep 21 12:30:16 CEST 2004

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Name of contribution: Circuit_macros5.6
Name and email: Dwight Aplevich <aplevich at uwaterloo.ca>
Suggested location on CTAN: graphics
Summary description: graphics/circuit_macros update
License type: lppl

Announcement text:
>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 of other types of diagrams are also included.
Elements can be scaled or drawn in any orientation, and are
easy to modify.  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 are to be processed by m4, and 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.

  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

  A collection of examples and hints intended for his
colleagues has been produced by Alan Robert Clark at
Version 5.6: Better MetaPost, pdflatex, and xfig support.
PDF examples. Reworked diode for easier customization and
more options.  Improved shade, sfgline, dline, darrow, gap,
point_, Point_, opamp, bi_trans, variable, em_arrows,
larrow, rarrow, FlipFlop6.  New speaker, bell, microphone,
buzzer.  Negated logic gate inputs and IEEE box logic gates.

Thanks for the upload.  I installed this as suggested replacing the previous
version in CTAN:graphics/circuit_macros/

Reinhard Zierke
for the CTAN team

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