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Penrose diagrammatic notation

Postby Kreso » Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:49 am


This is my first post here. I just wanted to ask, is there any convenient way in LaTeX to write tensors in diagrammatic notation of Penrose?

Usually I draw the diagrams in Corel and import them into LaTeX as EPS, but sometimes there is the need to include diagrams in mathematical expressions (such as: putting them inside fractions, taking square root of diagrams, etc.), and this is usually very time consuming, because I have to create EPS from LaTeX (with blank formulae) then I have to open it in Corel and draw the diagrams, export to EPS and include in LaTeX. And this seems like a useless work if there is a package for this...

To give you a better idea what I'm looking for, this book was typeset in LaTeX, and it contains a lot of birdtrack diagrams (and some Penrose-style as well). Does anyone know how this was done?

Thank you for any help.


I have posted this same question here.

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:59 am

Hi Kreso,

welcome to the LaTeX Community Forum!

Very good that you informed about the posting in the other forum. To add an information regarding pgf/TikZ mentioned on there's a very recommendable pgf/TikZ example gallery by Kjell Magne Fauske.

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