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Xfig is a menu-driven tool that allows the user to draw and manipulate objects interactively in an X window. The resulting pictures can be saved, printed on postscript printers or converted to a variety of other formats (e.g. to allow inclusion in LaTeX documents). Images of several formats (e.g. GIF, JPEG) may be imported for annotation by xfig. There are several packages which produce Fig files as their output, e.g. the gnuplot graphing package to name one.

Current Version:   3.2.3b

License Type:   Freely copyable for any purpose as long as the copyright information is kept intact. Please see source distribution for full copyright notice.

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Source Code Availability:   Yes

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Targeted Platforms:

UNIX/X11, including SunOS/Solaris (Sparc), HP/UX (HP/PA-RISC), Dec OSF/1 (Alpha), Dec Ultrix (Vaxstation and Decstation), IBM RS/6000, SGI Irix and Amiga with X11 library.

Software/Hardware Requirements:

The fig2dev program, which is part of the TransFig package is needed to print Fig files and to export to the many languages such as LaTeX, PostScript, HPGL, PIC, and more. It is available at,, and

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More examples at Xfig Artwork Gallery

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