Package : asymptote

## Package details

**Summary**: Descriptive vector graphics language for technical drawing

**Description**:

Asymptote is a powerful descriptive vector graphics language that

provides a natural coordinate-based framework for technical drawing.

Labels and equations are typeset with LaTeX, for high-quality

PostScript output.

A major advantage of Asymptote over other graphics packages is that

it is a programming language, as opposed to just a graphics program.

Features of Asymptote:

- provides a portable standard for typesetting mathematical figures,

just as TeX/LaTeX has become the standard for typesetting equations;

- generates and embeds 3D vector PRC graphics within PDF files;

- inspired by MetaPost, with a much cleaner, powerful C++-like

programming syntax and floating-point numerics;

- runs on all major platforms (UNIX, MacOS, Microsoft Windows);

- mathematically oriented (e.g. rotation of vectors by complex

multiplication);

- LaTeX typesetting of labels (for document consistency);

- uses simplex method and deferred drawing to solve overall size

constraint issues between fixed-sized objects (labels and

arrowheads) and objects that should scale with figure size;

- fully generalizes MetaPost path construction algorithms to three

dimensions;

- compiles commands into virtual machine code for speed without

sacrificing portability;

- high-level graphics commands are implemented in the Asymptote

language itself, allowing them to be easily tailored to specific

applications.

**URL**: http://asymptote.sourceforge.net/

**License**: LGPLv3+

## List of RPMs

- asymptote-2.04-1mdv2011.0.i586.rpm (Mandriva 2011.0, i586 media, contrib-release)