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eepic picture environment

Suppose that you wanted to include in a latex file a picture of a Riemann surface of genus 2. Such a picture cannot be created using the latex picture environment, but it can be described using the eepic extension to latex.

First, use xfig to draw the picture. In this case, the spline tools are probably the easiest to use. It is very useful to turn on the grid and to turn off the magnet. Save the picture into a file, say genus2.fig. Now export to eepic.

This creates a latex file called genus2.tex\ containing a description of your torus in the eepic extended picture environment. To include it in your document, you need to load the extended picture environment by putting epic followed by eepic in your \usepackage command, e.g.


Then use the same commands we used to print the root system of SO(5) to include the picture:

\caption{Riemann Surface of Genus 2}

Figure 2: Riemann Surface of Genus 2

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