The tools we'll use:

  • PostScript is a program developed by Adobe Systems that Apple used in its first laser printers. The founders of Adobe were Chuck Geschke and John Warnock. Geschke taught calculus at Rochester University for a while before he figured there had to be a faster and less boring way to get rich.

    One virtue of PostScript is that PostScript files are easily accessible in TEX. Popular programs like xfig or PSTricks output to PS. but it is usually better to program directly in PS. For heavy work, write programs in Java or C that output to PS.

  • GhostScript is a free interpreter for PostScript.
  • GV and GSView are window interfaces to GhostScript.