Introduction to Luxor
Luxor is a Julia package for drawing simple static vector graphics. It provides basic drawing functions and utilities for working with shapes, polygons, clipping masks, PNG images, turtle graphics, and simple animations.
The focus of Luxor is on simplicity and ease of use: it should be easier to use than plain Cairo.jl, with shorter names, fewer underscores, default contexts, and simplified functions.
Luxor is thoroughly procedural and static: your code issues a sequence of simple graphics 'commands' until you've completed a drawing, then the results are saved into a PDF, PNG, SVG, or EPS file.
There are some Luxor-related videos on YouTube, and some Luxor-related blog posts at cormullion.github.io/.
Luxor isn't interactive: for interactive graphics, look at Gtk.jl, GLVisualize, and Makie.
Please submit issues and pull requests on GitHub. Original version by cormullion, much improved with contributions from the Julia community.
Installation and basic usage
Install the package using the package manager:
] add Luxor
Cairo.jl and Colors.jl will be installed if necessary.
To use Luxor, type:
julia> @svg juliacircles()
julia> @png juliacircles()
which should create a graphic file and possibly also display and/or open it, depending on your environment.
This documentation was built using Documenter.jl.
Documentation built 2019-01-26T13:27:06.846 with Julia 1.0.3