## Asymptote released on CTAN

Asymptote is a powerful descriptive vector graphics language useful for for technical drawing, using LaTeX for high-quality output. It’s not just a graphics program but a programming language. Asymptote is inspired by MetaPost but provides C++-like syntax. It runs on Linux, UNIX, MacOS and Windows. In a very mathematically oriented way you can create 2D and 3D graphics, here’s just a small example coming with the program:

Now it’s been released on CTAN, 19 May 2009.

For more information visit:

- the Asymptote package on CTAN,
- the Asymptote homepage.

The homepage contains also- a gallery,
- documentation,
- Answers to frequently asked questions (FAQ),
- a discussion forum and more.

- the forum Asymptote and GeoGebra on artofproblemsolving.com,
- the Asymptote Wiki also on AoPS,
- the Asymptote example gallery.

Asymptote can be used easily within LaTeX documents. There’s a good introduction by Dario Teixeira: Asymptote and LaTeX: An Integration Guide.

There are even more resources you can find if you follow those selected links.

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