Tikz, Slides, and Dissertations

There has been some recent discussion about tikz and beamer and I wanted to throw my two cents into the mix. What better way then by showing off the slides I used last week to talk about my dissertation? I had a lot of pictures, all of which I made entirely in tikz. Here is the link.

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For those of you following the long OT comments discussion on graphics programs, let me second Chris’s endorsement of Tikz. It is by far the best LaTeX graphics package I have ever used. I couldn’t possibly compete with the manual (what other manual starts with 3 fantastic tutorials?), and this page of examples. I have a certain affection for xypic, which has served me well over the years, but Tikz is just lightyears ahead. That is all.