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
- 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.