New package on CTAN: braids

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Fri Aug 26 18:45:42 CEST 2011

earlier today, the daemon tried to lead me astray by saying:

> The following information was provided by the package's contributor.
> Name of contribution: Braids
> Author's name: Andrew Stacey
> Package version: 1.0
> Location on CTAN: graphics/pgf/contrib/braids/
> Summary description: A package for drawing braid diagrams with PGF/TikZ.
> License type: lppl
> Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> This is a package for drawing braid diagrams with PGF/TikZ using a
> simple syntax.  The braid itself is specified by giving a word in the
> braid group, and there are many options for styling the strands and
> for drawing "floors".

thanks for the upload; i've installed the package and created an entry
for it in the catalogue repository.

> Users may view the package catalogue entry at
> or they may browse the package directory at

The catalogue entry will first appear on the web, some time overnight

Robin Fairbairns

For the CTAN team

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