Example: Drawing angles using the PG 3.0 angles and quotes libraries

Published 2014-02-28 | Author: Paul Gaborit

PGF 3.0 brings a new library for drawing angles. A pic type angle=a--b--c adds a drawing of an angle to the current path. It consists of a “sector” or “wedge” or “slice” whose pointed end is at point b and whose straight sides lie on the lines from b to a and from b to c. You can specify radius and eccentricity.

Another new library “quotes” is providing a quote syntax for labels, pins, edge nodes, and pic texts. You can use a simple string “text” or a string with options, such as node["text" {red, draw, thick}] to achieve an effect like node[label={[red,draw,thick]text}] with less writing and more readability.

This code was written by Paul Gaborit and published on TeX.SE.

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Drawing angles using the PG 3.0 angles and quotes libraries

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% Drawing angles using the PG 3.0 angles and quotes libraries
% Author: Paul Gaborit
    (3,-1) coordinate (a) node[right] {a}
    -- (0,0) coordinate (b) node[left] {b}
    -- (2,2) coordinate (c) node[above right] {c}
    pic["$\alpha$", draw=orange, <->, angle eccentricity=1.2, angle radius=1cm]


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