PyX — Python graphics package
PyX is a Python package for the creation of PostScript and PDF files. It combines an abstraction of the PostScript drawing model with a TeX/LaTeX interface. Complex tasks like 2d and 3d plots in publication-ready quality are built out of these primitives.
- PostScript and PDF output for device independent, freely scalable figures
- seamless TeX/LaTeX integration
- full access to PostScript features like paths, linestyles, fill patterns, transformations, clipping, bitmap inclusion, etc.
- advanced geometric operations on paths like intersections, transformations, splitting, smoothing, etc.
- sophisticated graph generation: modular design, pluggable axes, axes partitioning based on rational number arithmetics, flexible graph styles, etc.
Status and Availability
- 2012-10-26: PyX 0.12.1 released
- This release fixes drawing bugs in the gradient style for the recently introduced key graph.
- 2012-10-17: PyX 0.12 released
- This release adds a density graph style to create density plots. The color scale is shown by a separate key graph. The key graph feature has been integrated in existing styles where appropriate, like the 3d surface style. A rather large set of other additions and bug fixes all over the place completes this release.
For a full record of all news consult the news page.
Authors and License
PyX is written by Jörg Lehmann, Michael Schindler, and André Wobst. PyX is free software licensed under the GNU GPL Version 2 or (at your option) any later version. Other licensing schemes might be available upon request. Refer to the license page for further information.
The authors kindly acknowledge financial support from the German Speaking TeX User Group DANTE e.V.