By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service. It only takes a minute to sign up. Preferably the images should be enclosed as PostScript files — best as EPS data using the epsfig package. My question is simply "are they serious about this? I have even found comments on this very page that it is better to use graphicx. I usually use the pdfLaTeX compiler for my writing as it most directly gives me what I want.

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He reasoned that this state could not persist for ever, but that it would be foolish for him to define TeX primitives that allowed the import of graphical image definitions. Notable examples are the epsf package distributed with dvips and the psfig package.

All such packages were tied to a particular DVI driver dvips , in the above two cases , but their code could be configured for others. The obvious next step was to make the code configurable dynamically. The LaTeX standard graphics package and its derivatives made this step: it is strongly preferred for all current work.

In most cases, your La TeX distribution will provide a graphics. While this is all a convenience at some cost of syntax , it is also capable of producing noticeably more efficient PostScript, and some of its combinations are simply not possible with the graphics package version.

Epsfig also supplies homely support for former users of the epsf package. There is no rational reason to stick with the old packages, which have never been entirely satisfactory in the LaTeX context. The reasoning also excludes epsfig , of course.


LaTeX Lesson 7 --Graphics in LaTeX

We used the LaTeX graphics package epsf , which was designed to work with the dvips driver. Since you may want to do similar work on another system, which may use a different driver for converting dvi files, we will also look at the package called graphicx and at the package called epsfig. Open a terminal window and a text editor, and then use your mouse to copy the following LaTeX source code into your editor. Here is an example. Can you tell whether the width was adjusted before or after the rotation?


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