Facility for Interactive Generation of figures under X11
  6 reviews

XFig is a menu-driven tool that allows the user to draw and manipulate objects interactively in an X window. The resulting pictures can be saved. If the fig2dev program is installed, which is contained in the fig2dev package, the pictures can be printed on postscript printers or converted to a variety of other formats (e.g. to allow inclusion in LaTeX documents or web pages).

This package contains the xfig program itself.

You should think about installing the fig2dev package to export the graphics to several common formats. You should also think about installing xfig-doc, which contains the documentation and xfig-libs, which contains several clip art libraries.
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Peyrol 3 years ago

This was my favorite SVG editor back in the 1990s. It taught me the concept of an object-oriented approach.

gabriele_bianchi 6 years ago

An antiquate UI but still the best drawing tool for creating figures in latex documents. In particular I need its ability to overlay figures and text in the latex fonts

gerard_bekking 8 years ago

It is archaic but always works

chanduatla 9 years ago

very nice program to draw electrical and elctronics relate diagrams

pat69a 10 years ago

Still a great vector tool!

farnaby 11 years ago

The UI is terribly antiquated, but it's still one of the best free vector plot programmes.