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It would be very nice if this editor had a diagram drawer, don't yall think?

Like with easy drag-and-drop tools to place boxes and vectors for free-body diagrams, springs, circuit components, etc. etc.


marked as duplicate by John Rennie, AccidentalFourierTransform, Emilio Pisanty, dmckee Mar 5 '17 at 14:28

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    $\begingroup$ If you're offering to write the code for it (but probably not even then)... Otherwise, I'm pretty sure it's a non-starter since it would be a relatively big project with a relatively small impact (in terms of the entire SE network). $\endgroup$ – tpg2114 Mar 5 '17 at 2:43
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    $\begingroup$ If you can get SE on board, I will write the program for a large fee $\endgroup$ – Kenshin Mar 5 '17 at 2:49
  • $\begingroup$ There have been questions before on this subject, I think most people use different tools but Google draw did appear as one viable tool. $\endgroup$ – Kyle Kanos Mar 5 '17 at 2:49
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    $\begingroup$ For those who draw diagrams the hard... I mean fun... way, you can build your diagrams in tikz with latex and then convert to a png and upload that. See meta.math.stackexchange.com/questions/3190/… for example, although I feel like I found a latex package that allowed using ImageMagick to directly compile to png in combination with standalone. But I can't seem to find it now. $\endgroup$ – tpg2114 Mar 5 '17 at 3:14
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    $\begingroup$ I think the impact would be quite large, considering how it would raise the quality of questions and responses, and its wide applicability. I'm sure the math and chem guys would love one, and it could be made in such a way that any website can implement it (although I guess this means it makes more sense for someone to develop this independently, and then for SE to simply implement it). It could start very basic and then developers add specific tools over time. I'll take a crack at getting it started in a couple weeks. $\endgroup$ – Benitok Mar 5 '17 at 3:38
  • $\begingroup$ Totally agreed! $\endgroup$ – Fawad Mar 5 '17 at 3:52
  • $\begingroup$ Exact duplicate of John Rennie's link. Have you got some pre-existing software in mind, or were you hoping SE would build one just for this site? $\endgroup$ – Emilio Pisanty Mar 5 '17 at 13:13

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