Asymptote is a powerful descriptive vector graphics language that provides a natural coordinate-based framework for technical drawing. Labels and equations are typeset with LaTeX, the de-facto standard for typesetting mathematics. A major advantage of Asymptote over other graphics packages is that it is a programming language, as opposed to just a graphics program. You can even run it in your browser without installing it, using the Asymptote Web Application. Just enter the code import workcone; (including the semicolon) and click the Run button.
Features of Asymptote:
- provides a portable standard for typesetting mathematical figures, just as TeX/LaTeX has become the standard for typesetting equations;
- generates high-quality PostScript, PDF, SVG, WebGL, and PRC vector graphics;
- embeds 3D vector WebGL graphics within HTML files;
- embeds 3D vector PRC graphics within PDF files;
- inspired by MetaPost, with a much cleaner, powerful C++-like programming syntax and IEEE floating-point numerics;
- runs on all major platforms (UNIX, MacOS, Microsoft Windows);
- mathematically oriented (e.g. rotation of vectors by complex multiplication);
- LaTeX typesetting of labels (for document consistency);
- uses the simplex method and deferred drawing to solve overall size constraint issues between fixed-sized objects (labels and arrowheads) and objects that should scale with figure size;
- fully generalizes MetaPost path construction algorithms to three dimensions;
- compiles commands into virtual machine code for speed without sacrificing portability;
- high-level graphics commands are implemented in the Asymptote language itself, allowing them to be tailored to specific applications.
What's new in version 2.67
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
ReleaseSeptember 24, 2020
Date AddedSeptember 24, 2020
Operating SystemsWindows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP