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)
Pages (from-to)92-98
Number of pages7
JournalACM SIGPLAN Notices
Volume16
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 6 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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