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By John Bowman Free

Key Details of Asymptote

  • Take technical drawing to a new level with high-quality typesetting of natural coordinate-based framework
  • Last updated on 09/24/20
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 2 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Developer's Description

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.67

Bug fixes and performance improvements.


Release September 24, 2020
Date Added September 24, 2020
Version 2.67

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None


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