# Index of /macros/latex/contrib/curves

%% This is file `README'.
%% Copyright (C) 1991-2008 Ian Maclaine-cross
%% This file may be distributed under the terms of the
%% LaTeX Project Public License.
%% See file curves.dtx for details.
%% Internet: imaclain@gmail.com
The CURVES package version 1.53 of 2009/08/31.
DESCRIPTION
Draws curves in the LaTeX 2e picture environment using parabolic arcs
between data points with continuous slope at joins. For circles and
circular arcs uses up to 16 parabolic arcs. Also draws symbols or dash
patterns along curves. A straight side switch changes curves to
polygons. Extends picture capability without extra programs and data
files. Parabolic arcs consist of short chords drawn by overlapping
disks or line drawing `\special's selected by package options.
INSTALLATION
If your LaTeX system is comprehensive curves.sty may already be
installed. Download `curves.dtx' and run
$ latex curves.dtx
If you get the error message:
! LaTeX Error: File `curves.sty' not found.
curves is not installed. If you get messages about `\straighttrue'
undefined you need to upgrade `curves.sty'. If LaTeX stops processing
with anything else press `s' then `Enter'.
Use the following if you wish to install or upgrade `curves.sty'.
Download `curves.ins' and run
$ latex curves.ins
which will generate `curves.sty' and `curvesls.sty' from `curves.dtx'.
To install curves you need to put `curves.sty' on your TeX search path
as root or administrator and run `mktexlsr' or equivalent to update
the TeX file databases.
USE
Download and read `curves.pdf' for instructions and simple examples.
MANIFEST
The program curves consists of the following files:
Name Description
----------------------------------------------------------
README This file.
curves.dtx Source for all files below.
curves.ins Used by LaTeX in generating .sty files.
curves.pdf Instructions for use of curves.
curves.sty Used by LaTeX to run curves commands.
curvesls.sty Obsolete and deprecated since 2000.
latex2pdf Example script using latex, dvips and ps2pdf
to give smaller PDFs with curves dvips option.
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