Last Updated on September 14, 2023
Kig is an application for interactive geometric construction, allowing students to draw and explore mathematical figures and concepts using the computer.
It is intended to serve two purposes:
- Allow students to interactively explore mathematical figures and concepts using the computer.
- Serve as a WYSIWYG tool for drawing mathematical figures and including them in other documents.
Kig supports macros and is scriptable using Python. It can import and export files in various formats, including SVG, Cabri, Dr. Geo, KGeo, KSeg, and XFig.
Kig is part of the KDE 5 education module.
It is meant as a better replacement for such free programs as KGeo, KSeg and Dr. Geo and commercial programs like Cabri.
- Kig is a KPart application, which means that you can embed it into other KDE software.
- Constructing objects is easy and interactive, with preliminary results being shown.
- Supports macros and the construction of locuses.
- Saves data in a clear XML format.
- Allows user to export a Kig file to some interesting formats, such as images, XFig and LaTeX files, and SVG vectorial images.
- Very flexible transformation system.
- Aims to be compatible with its competitors.
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