graphics/asymptote - The NetBSD Packages Collection

Powerful descriptive vector graphics language for technical drawings

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, for high-quality PostScript output. A major advantage of
Asymptote over other graphics packages is that it is a programming language, as
opposed to just a graphics program. Features of Asymptote:

# provides a portable standard for typesetting mathematical figures,
just as TeX/LaTeX has become the standard for typesetting equations;

# generates and embeds 3D vector PRC graphics into PDF files;

# inspired by MetaPost, with a much cleaner, powerful C++-like
programming syntax and 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 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;
  ...and more!

Build dependencies

pkgtools/cwrappers print/dvipsk textproc/makeindexk print/tex-latex-bin fonts/tex-ec print/tex-epsf devel/tex-etoolbox print/tex-kvsetkeys print/tex-pdftex print/tex-parskip print/tex-texinfo print/tex-tools print/ghostscript-agpl devel/gmake lang/perl5

Runtime dependencies

print/tex-geometry devel/boehm-gc devel/readline lang/python38 lang/python38 math/fftw math/gsl devel/readline math/fftw math/gsl

Available binary packages

aarch64:asymptote-2.41nb4.tgz(NetBSD 9.0)
earmv6hf:asymptote-2.41nb4.tgz(NetBSD 9.0)
earmv7hf:asymptote-2.41nb4.tgz(NetBSD 8.0)
earmv7hf:asymptote-2.41nb4.tgz(NetBSD 9.0)
i386:asymptote-2.41nb4.tgz(NetBSD 8.0)
i386:asymptote-2.41nb4.tgz(NetBSD 9.0)
powerpc:asymptote-2.41nb4.tgz(NetBSD 8.0)
powerpc:asymptote-2.41nb4.tgz(NetBSD 9.0)
x86_64:asymptote-2.41nb4.tgz(NetBSD 8.0)
x86_64:asymptote-2.41nb4.tgz(NetBSD 9.0)

Binary packages can be installed with pkgin or pkg_add(1). The NetBSD packages collection is also designed to permit easy installation from source.

Available build options

(none)

Known vulnerabilities

The pkg_admin audit command locates any installed package which has been mentioned in security advisories as having vulnerabilities.

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