Last change: 01 April, 2012
ePiX, a collection of batch utilities for GNU/Linux and similar platforms, creates mathematically accurate figures, plots, and movies using easy-to-learn syntax. The output is expressly suitable for use with LaTeX; figures may be written in a LaTeX picture environment containing PSTricks, tikz, or eepic macros, or as vector (EPS or PDF) image files. The user interface resembles that of LaTeX: You prepare a human-readable scene description in a text editor, then compile the input file into a picture. The sample gallery contains dozens of examples, together with thumbnails and full-sized images. These sample files come with the source code. The manual contains detailed tutorial instructions on compiling files and getting started writing your own.
ePiX serves as a bridge between the computational power of C++ and the typographical capabilities of LaTeX. In particular, ePiX can depict the results of complex computations in the same typographical style as a LaTeX document, and is easily extended with only a modest amount of programming knowledge. No experience with C++ is needed to use ePiX, however.
The source code is available with documentation and samples, compressed with either gzip (.gz) or bzip2 (.bz2).
Latest stable release
|md5 checksums||Gzip compressed packages||Bzip2 compressed packages|
|Source code, manual sources, and sample files||
|Source code, compiled manual, and sample files||
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The source code is available by CVS from Savannah.
These files are included with or built from the packages above, but for convenience may be downloaded separately.
|Manual (PDF)||Texinfo file||Sample Sources|
The user and development mailing lists are hosted by Savannah.
ePiX is Free Software, distributed under the GNU GPL. This license grants you four specific Freedoms:
Like all information (including software -- read your EULA carefully), ePiX comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY, including (but not limited to) any warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
ePiX is written and maintained by
Andrew D. Hwang
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
College of the Holy Cross
Worcester, MA, 01610-2395, USA