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I am fed up of using MS paint for creating diagrams and posting images on our board , do you have any application which will me to create diagrams easily . which must be portable or is there any website to design diagrams.

somebody please edit my tags ..

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    $\begingroup$ The FAQ says: "Do not post off-topic questions" - Then you make a question and name it: "Off Topic Question". Because the FAQ is for weak people! XD $\endgroup$ – Billy Rubina May 19 '13 at 8:29
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    $\begingroup$ For example this questions seems useful: Software for drawing geometry diagrams and Looking for a Drawing Program. Maybe if you search in questions tagged math-software, you can find several other similar questions. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak May 19 '13 at 8:40
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    $\begingroup$ On a related note, I'd love to see tikz support on MathJax. (I ain't holdin' my breath for that one, though.) $\endgroup$ – Alexander Gruber May 20 '13 at 0:27
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    $\begingroup$ @Alexander: There is a 3rd-party plugin called XyJax which is a xy support for MathJax. It's unlikely to be assimilated into the main code, or get supported by SE anytime soon methinks. $\endgroup$ – Asaf Karagila May 25 '13 at 12:35
  • $\begingroup$ I'll add link to TeX Community Polls from TeX.SE. You can see there what software (La)TeX users prefer for creating various kinds of diagrams. $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Jan 4 '14 at 10:48
  • $\begingroup$ Another related question: Creating simple graphs $\endgroup$ – Martin Sleziak Oct 3 '17 at 8:05
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In this answer I posted the following plot created in $\mathrm{\LaTeX}$, using the TikZ package.

enter image description here

Or a contour such as this one

enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ The certainly isn't the quickest solution, but it allows you the most control. I wish I had learned to use tikz much earlier... $\endgroup$ – user1729 May 20 '13 at 15:39
  • $\begingroup$ @user1729 You are right! I only know how to draw simple plots and contours. $\endgroup$ – Américo Tavares May 20 '13 at 15:44
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    $\begingroup$ I had to draw a "bouquet of circles" once, which was pretty difficult. I wanted to draw a graph with a single vertex and two loop edges, and then some dots to signify that there were some edges I hadn't put in. There were arrows and labels everywhere! It took me a long, long time to figure out how to do it, but my tikz is certainly better as a result! $\endgroup$ – user1729 May 20 '13 at 15:54
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You could use:

  • Geogebra

  • Mathematica

  • Wolfram Alpha

  • SageMath

It depends on the depth of the question. But for the questions you are making, I guess Geogebra is enough.

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When in need for diagrams used in category theory and some closely related fields, Presheaf.com can help you out.

I was pointed to it by Martin in this comment.

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I use Microsoft Visio to draw contours. It's not ideal, but the elements are all there and I use it for my everyday work.

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Usually, as you may find out from my answers; I use my handy works or use Maple 17. Sometimes, I really need a Blackboard.

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I use Powerpoint, Excel, Mathematica, and CAD software.

Other packages that seem pretty good (but which I don't use) are Inkscape and GIMP.

I don't understand the "portable" comment. Regardless of which package software I use, I typically just grab a screen shot to post here. So the file format used by the software package is irrelevant.

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