CTAN Update: asymptote

CTAN Announcements ctan-ann at dante.de
Tue Jul 14 09:08:53 CEST 2009

On Tue, 14 Jul 2009, John Bowman submitted version 1.81 of 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: 
A boolean targetsize option can now be used to draw 3D labels with the apparent
size they would have on the target plane.  The camera adjustment algorithms
were fixed; the autoadjust flag is respected. Missing path3 functions
such as endpoint(path3) were added. The doubleclick timeout under MSWindows
was fixed. A workaround for a ConTeXT small font bug is illustrated in
contextfonts.asy. File associations are now used under MSWindows for
psviewer, pdfviewer, display, and animate. Single quotation marks are now
allowed in filenames. Deconstruction is now only supported in PNG format;
the xformat setting was removed. The example lmfit illustrates
Levenberg-Marquardt nonlinear least-squares fitting.

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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