The wumpus-core package

[Tags: bsd3, library]

Wumpus is a low-level library for generating static 2D vector pictures, its salient feature is portability due to no FFI dependencies. It can generate PostScript (EPS) files and SVG files. The generated PostScript code is plain [1] and reasonably efficient as the use of stack operations, i.e gsave and grestore, is minimized.

Pictures in Wumpus are made from paths and text labels. Paths themselves are made from points. The usual affine transformations (rotations, scaling, translations) can be applied to Pictures. Unlike PostScript there is no notion of a current point, Wumpus builds pictures in a coordinate-free style.


For actually drawing pictures, diagrams, etc. Wumpus is very low level. There is a supplemantary package wumpus-basic available that helps create certain types of diagram, but it is experimental - functionality is added and dropped between releases.

Some of the design decisions made for Wumpus-core are not sophisticated (e.g. how attributes like colour are handled, and how the bounding boxes of text labels are calculated), so Wumpus might be limited compared to other systems. However, the design permits a fairly simple implementation, which is a priority.

[1] Because the output is simple, straight-line PostScript code, it is possible to use GraphicsMagick or a similar tool to convert EPS files generated by Wumpus to many other formats (bitmaps).


0.32.0 to 0.33.0:


Versions0.12.0, 0.13.0, 0.13.1, 0.14.0, 0.15.0, 0.16.0, 0.17.0, 0.18.0, 0.19.0, 0.20.0, 0.21.0, 0.22.0, 0.23.0, 0.30.0, 0.31.0, 0.32.0, 0.33.0, 0.34.0, 0.35.0, 0.36.0, 0.37.0, 0.40.0, 0.41.0, 0.42.0, 0.42.1, 0.43.0, 0.50.0, 0.51.0, 0.52.0, 0.52.1
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Dependenciesalgebra (>= && <0.1), base (<5), containers (>=0.3 && <=0.4), time (>=1.1.3 && <1.2), vector-space (>=0.6 && <1.0) [details]
CopyrightStephen Tetley <>
MaintainerStephen Tetley <>
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UploadedSun Sep 19 15:51:14 UTC 2010 by StephenTetley
UpdatedSat Nov 7 12:26:15 UTC 2015 by HerbertValerioRiedel to revision 1
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