## Diagrams with LaTeX – easier than you might think

I’ve written before about the power of literate programming, using $\LaTeX$ to create reports when code runs.  It’s fairly simple to combine this with the graphical drawing packages to create impressive graphs and figures on the fly.  A lot of academics I’ve spoken to have shied away from using $\LaTeX$ for drawing, despite being very proficient with the textual layout.  Similarly, a lot of students on the OU Mathematics degree write up all of their assignments in $\LaTeX$ but drop in hand drawn graphs and diagrams.  Just like anything else in $\LaTeX$, once you get your head around how it works, it’s actually not that difficult to create very complex structures. Continue reading Diagrams with LaTeX – easier than you might think