Seminar Details:

LANS Informal Seminar
"An Introduction to TikZ"

DATE: December 15, 2010

TIME: 15:00:00 - 16:00:00
SPEAKER: Sean Farley, Predoctoral Appointee, MCS
LOCATION: Bldg 240 Conference Center 1404-1405, Argonne National Laboratory

Description:
Graphics in LaTeX can be frustrating. In this talk, I will introduce a LaTeX package called TikZ, created by the author of the popular Beamer presentation package. TikZ can create 2d vector graphics from *within* a LaTeX file, thereby eliminating the need for any external graphics editors. TikZ has an advantage over PSTricks because it can create either PS or PDF files, and also TikZ can interact with Beamer commands. This talk is mainly geared towards intermediate LaTeX users who want to overcome the pain of importing graphics.


Interested people can install the latest version (I will be using features from the latest version, so I suggest upgrading) of TikZ from here:
http://www.texample.net/tikz/builds/
Installing LaTeX packages is out of the scope of this talk.


 

Please send questions or suggestions to Krishna: snarayan at mcs.anl.gov.