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Handedness cartesian coordinate system in 3D.


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Created by Gustavb using PSTricks.

Cartesian_coordinate_system_handedness.tex (PSTricks source)

\input pst-eps
\input pst-plot
\input pst-node


% left-handed
\psline{->}(0,0)(0,11)   % z
\psline{->}(0,0)(10,4)   % x
\psline{->}(0,0)(10,-5)  % y

\uput{8pt}[-20](0,11){\psscalebox{1.8}{\it z}}
\uput{10pt}[145](10,4){\psscalebox{1.8}{\it x}}
\uput{8pt}(10,-5){\psscalebox{1.8}{\it y}}

\newrgbcolor{darkred}{.8 .2 .2}
\psscalebox{1 .5}{
 \psarc[linecolor=darkred, arrowsize=6pt]{<-}(0,11){3}{220}{60}

% right-handed
\psline{->}(15,0)(15,11)  % z
\psline{->}(15,0)(25,4)   % y
\psline{->}(15,0)(25,-5)  % x

\uput{8pt}[-20](15,11){\psscalebox{1.8}{\it z}}
\uput{10pt}[145](25,4){\psscalebox{1.8}{\it y}}
\uput{8pt}(25,-5){\psscalebox{1.8}{\it x}}

\newrgbcolor{darkred}{.8 .2 .2}
\psscalebox{1 .5}{
 \psarc[linecolor=darkred, arrowsize=6pt]{->}(15,11){3}{220}{60}




  1. Create EPS
    $ tex Cartesian_coordinate_system_handedness.tex && dvips -E Cartesian_coordinate_system_handedness.dvi
  2. Outline fonts
    $ eps2eps -dNOCACHE Cartesian_coordinate_system_handedness2.eps
  3. Fix bounding box
    $ ps2epsi Cartesian_coordinate_system_handedness2.eps Cartesian_coordinate_system_handedness.eps
  4. Convert to Sketch
    $ pstoedit -f sk Cartesian_coordinate_system_handedness.eps
  5. Convert to SVG
    $ skconvert Cartesian_coordinate_system_handedness.svg
  6. Fix Cartesian_coordinate_system_handedness.svg with Inkscape
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