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How to Create Beautiful LaTeX Diagrams for Your Projects

By David Li on Saturday, 16 March 2023 13:00:00 GMT

How to Create Beautiful LaTeX Diagrams for Your Projects

LaTeX is a powerful system for creating high-quality documents with professional typography and layout. However, LaTeX is not only good for text, but also for graphics. You can use LaTeX to create stunning diagrams for your projects, such as flowcharts, automata, charts and more.

In this post, I will show you how to use a GitHub repository called LatexDiagrams (https://github.com/FriendlyUser/LatexDiagrams) that contains a collection of LaTeX diagrams that you can use or modify for your own needs. These diagrams are created using TikZ, a LaTeX package that allows you to draw graphics using simple commands and syntax.

The LatexDiagrams repository contains diagrams for various topics such as computer science, mathematics, physics and engineering. Some examples of the diagrams are:

  • Binary trees
  • Sorting algorithms
  • Neural networks
  • Logic gates
  • Circuit diagrams
  • Feynman diagrams
  • Venn diagrams
  • Fractals

You can browse the repository and see all the available diagrams at https://github.com/FriendlyUser/LatexDiagrams/tree/master/diagrams.

To use these diagrams, you need to have a LaTeX distribution installed on your machine (such as TeX Live or MiKTeX) and an editor that supports LaTeX (such as TeXstudio or VS Code). You also need to install the TikZ package and any other packages required by the specific diagram.

To create a diagram from the repository, you need to copy the code from the .tex file of the diagram you want and paste it into your own .tex document. Then you need to compile your document using pdflatex or another compiler that supports TikZ.

Alternatively, you can use an online service such as Overleaf (https://www.overleaf.com/) that allows you to create and edit LaTeX documents in your browser without installing anything on your machine. You can simply upload the .tex file of the diagram you want or copy-paste its code into a new project on Overleaf. Then you can compile and preview your document online.

The LatexDiagrams repository also provides a website where you can see all the diagrams rendered as images with links to their source code and Overleaf projects. The website is deployed at https://grandfleet.eu.org/ using GitHub Pages.

Using this website, you can easily find and access any diagram from the repository without downloading or cloning it. You can also see how each diagram looks like before using it in your own document.

The LatexDiagrams repository is a great resource for anyone who wants to create beautiful diagrams for their projects using LaTeX. The diagrams are easy to use and customize thanks to TikZ’s intuitive syntax and features. The repository is also open-source and welcomes contributions from anyone who wants to add new diagrams or improve existing ones.

I hope you find this post useful and enjoy using LatexDiagrams for your projects! If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to leave a comment below or contact me on GitHub. Thank you for reading!

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