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# making diagrams.

Sometimes, there is great need of diagrams while submitting solutions, especially in physics. I wanted to ask how people draw flawless diagrams, i couldn't do that at least in MS paint.

4 years, 2 months ago

MarkdownAppears as
*italics* or _italics_ italics
**bold** or __bold__ bold

- bulleted
- list

• bulleted
• list

1. numbered
2. list

1. numbered
2. list
Note: you must add a full line of space before and after lists for them to show up correctly
paragraph 1

paragraph 2

paragraph 1

paragraph 2

> This is a quote
This is a quote
# I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
# I indented these lines
# 4 spaces, and now they show
# up as a code block.

print "hello world"
MathAppears as
Remember to wrap math in $$...$$ or $...$ to ensure proper formatting.
2 \times 3 $$2 \times 3$$
2^{34} $$2^{34}$$
a_{i-1} $$a_{i-1}$$
\frac{2}{3} $$\frac{2}{3}$$
\sqrt{2} $$\sqrt{2}$$
\sum_{i=1}^3 $$\sum_{i=1}^3$$
\sin \theta $$\sin \theta$$
\boxed{123} $$\boxed{123}$$

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You can use the Asymptote language (there's an article on the AoPS wiki) to make the diagram, then use TeXeR (also on AoPS) to get the image. Then you could take a screenshot and post it to the site via imgur, photobucket, etc. Sorry, this really long way is the only way I know.

- 4 years, 2 months ago

Well geometry diagrams can be be just drawn using Geogebra. I then upload the image using TinyPic. Hope it helps a teeny tiny bit.

- 4 years, 2 months ago

I use a program called "Ipe" which is here - ipe7.sourceforge.net This uses Latex typesetting (which deserves a post on its own) so you'll need something like MikTex. I then convert the files into .emf files (I wrote a simple .bat file that does this fast) Then the .emf files get converted into .svg file (by a .bat file again), a vector based image that can be used in many programs including Word. It's very lengthy, but I didn't want to do much programming in the beginning, so I used Ipe and adjusted my needs.

- 4 years, 2 months ago