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LATEX picture Environment

You can create pictures within LATEX using a limited set of picture symbols. These include vector, line, oval, and others. They are fairly difficult to use, and you have to set them up by hand. For more information you should refer to the LATEX manual.

This picture was made with the following LATEX code.

\begin{picture}(80,80)(0,0)
\put(60,77){\vector(1,0){7}}
\put(60,85){$\theta^+$}
\put(60,40){\line(1,5){10}}
\put(60,40){\line(0,1){50}}
\put(60,40){\oval(40,40)[l]}
\put(60,20){\line(0,1){40}}
\put(0,40){\vector(1,0){40}}
\put(0,43){flow}
\end{picture}


Another way to get pictures in your LATEX document is to use plain TEX commands. See The TeXbook and/or ask for more information.

Alex Rolfe
1999-10-29