– Software –
LHC and Philosophy
by R. Harlander
aximate is a set of PERL routines that allows you to
make simple animations – sorry: aximations. It was originally set up to
make animated Feynman diagrams (see also
(that's where the name comes from).
All the examples of the manual (see below) can be found
in manual.pl. In order to run it, you need to
put aximate.pm into the same directory. Then,
$ ./manual.pl manual1 > manual1.tex
$ latex manual1
$ dvips manual1
$ ps2pdf manual1.ps
$ convert -delay 5 manual1.pdf manual1.gif
The resulting file manual1.gif is an animated gif which can be
viewed in a browser, for example. Look into manual.pl for more
aximations (manual1, manual2, ...). That file is meant as a
starting point for your own aximations.
Comments are welcome. In particular, if you create some new aximations,
let me see them!
updated on Feb 26, 2020 by RH