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XY-pic User's Guide

Kristoffer H. Rose   <krisrose@brics.dk>foot

Version 3.5, 1997/05/28

This document is a hypertext version of a document obtainable in several printable formats through the XY-pic home page . It was generated using LATEX2HTML .


XY-pic is a package for typesetting graphs and diagrams using Knuth's TEX typesetting system. XY-pic works with most of the many formats available; e.g., plain TEX, LATEX, and AMS-TEX. Several styles of input for various diagram types are supported; they all share a mnemonic notation based on the logical composition of visual components . This guide concentrates on how to typeset ``matrix-like'' diagrams, such as commutative diagrams,  in the following style:

\xymatrix {
 U \ar@/_/[ddr]_y \ar@/^/[drr]^x
 ...es_Z Y \ar[d]^q \ar[r]_p
 & X \ar[d]_f \  & Y \ar[r]^g & Z }

was typeset by the XY-pic input lines
 U \ar@/_/[ddr]_y \ar@/^/[drr]^x
   \ar@{.>}[dr]|-{(x,y)}            \\
  & X \times_Z Y \ar[d]^q \ar[r]_p
                 & X \ar[d]_f       \\
  & Y \ar[r]^g   & Z                }
Such diagrams have the following characteristics: Several other styles of input are supported; a short survey of the possibilities is included last at the end along with information on how XY-pic can be obtained.



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