PIC — A language for typesetting graphics

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Abstract

PIC is a language for specifying pictures so that they can be typeset as an integral part of a document preparation system. The basic objects in PIC are boxes, lines, arrows, circles, ellipses, arcs and splines, which may be placed anywhere and labeled with arbitrary text. Most of the effort in designing PIC has gone into making it possible to specify the sizes and positions of objects with minimal use of absolute coordinates. This paper describes PIC, with primary emphasis on those aspects of the language that make it easy to use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ACM SIGPLAN SIGOA Symposium on Text Manipulation
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Pages92-98
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)0897910508, 9780897910507
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 8 1981
Externally publishedYes
Event1981 ACM SIGPLAN SIGOA Symposium on Text Manipulation - Portland, United States
Duration: Jun 8 1981Jun 10 1981

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM SIGPLAN SIGOA Symposium on Text Manipulation

Other

Other1981 ACM SIGPLAN SIGOA Symposium on Text Manipulation
CountryUnited States
CityPortland
Period6/8/816/10/81

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Software

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