CTAn Update: asymptote

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Sun Aug 16 14:23:03 CEST 2009

On Sat, 15 Aug 2009 John Bowman submitted an update to the



Asymptote is a powerful descriptive vector graphics language for technical 
drawing, inspired by MetaPost but with an improved C++-like syntax.  Asymptote 
provides for figures the same high-quality level of typesetting that LaTeX does 
for scientific text.

Location on CTAN: /graphics/asymptote
Summary description: 2D & 3D TeX-Aware Vector Graphics Language
License type: lgpl

Announcement text: 

OpenGL animations, illustrated in glmovie.asy, were implemented. 
Viewportshift flicker was fixed. An empirical translation between
OpenGL and PRC shininess was implemented. Splined parametric surfaces are
now used to implement smooth thick lines and tubes. The projected bounding box
calculation and angle calculations were fixed. A labelsurface function was
added. The Headlamp light is now the default light; a light argument was
added to shipout. Patches are now constructed with the usual orientation
for a counterclockwise external path; the convention for tensor product
shading was updated. Picture environments for TeX clipping are no longer
nested. A texpath initialization bug was fixed. An ASYMPTOTE_HOME
environment variable was added. Viewing was fixed for file names
conntaining spaces. A picture sizing bug was fixed. An example of an inset
graph was added. Type information for variables is now returned at the
interactive prompt. Warning message suppression was improved; warnings in
Asymptote code can now be disabled. The cyclic member of an array is now
writeable; the obsolete cyclicflag and void cyclic(bool) functions were
removed. File mode functions are now virtual members; this backwards
incompatibility requires that line(file f) be changed to f.line(), etc.

This package is located at 
.  More information is at
(if the package is new it may take a day for that information to 
appear).  We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org .  
Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

Thanks for the upload.

For the CTAN Team
  Rainer Schöpf

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