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Visually representing any concept, emotion, or item. Drawings can be generated by humans, animals, or computers.

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Drawing convolutional neural networks

Is there any software used to draw figures in academic papers describing the structure of neural networks (specifically convolutional networks)? The closest solution to what I want is the TikZ LaTeX ...
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Drawing software for amateurs

I'm looking for some Windows software that allows you to do drawing/sketching but more on the amateur level. Some specific features I am looking for: Ability to make shapes (circles, squares and ...
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Software to draw shapes in plain text file (ASCII/Unicode)

Sometimes I need to draw simple shapes into plain text documentation file. What application can do this? Last time I've used such an app under MS-DOS :) (It was called Flow or something like that.) ...
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Program to draw anywhere on screen

I am looking for a program that will allow me to draw anywhere (in any program/on the desktop, etc.) with my mouse on the screen. The program should: be free allow me to select colors be lightweight ...
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Program to draw anywhere on screen on Linux

I am looking for a program that will allow me to draw anywhere (in any program/on the desktop, etc.) with my mouse on the screen. The program should: be free allow me to select colours be ...
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Free decision tree software

I am looking for a free program that can: draw decision trees, e.g.: can compute the Expected Value. If possible: has more decision tree analysis features (e.g. computing the Expected value of ...
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Tool for sketching / drawing / painting quickly (Linux / Ubuntu)

I'm looking for a simple, fast and intuitive tool for sketching/drawing/painting in Ubuntu/Linux. I have Gimp installed and I like it, but I'm looking for something simpler and faster, to quickly ...
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GUI app to create maps made up of polygons

What could I use for creating maps with polygon-shaped sections? Here's an example of what I'm talking about: This software should be able to create and edit these polygon maps. Ideally, they could ...
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Free software for Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&ID)

Piping and instrumentation diagrams are important documents in many engineering tasks. Is there a free or even open source program geared to this? Where a proper P&ID software differs from a ...
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Any online collaborative drawing/diagramming/brainstorming tools that support freehand drawing as well as shapes?

I have looked at several tools - draw.io, gliffy, lucidcharts. None support freehand drawing. I know there are several online whiteboards, but I'm looking for something more sophisticated. should ...
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Software for landscape design?

I am looking for software for landscape design. I'd like to be able to easily draw buildings, fences, parking areas, as well as represent trees, bushes, gardens etc. A free cross platform or web ...
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Software to make Khan Academy style video tutorials, on Ubuntu

What are the options for the drawing part of training videos on Khan Academy? I am looking for something better than KolourPaint (which is similar to mspaint on Windows), but not as complex as GIMP. ...
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Software for creating complex schematics involving organs and circuitry

I am looking for a Linux-based software that is best suited for creating these types of schematics, involving electric-style circuits and organisms / individual organs. I will have separate vector-...
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Linux software for drawing star charts

I would like to produce some astronomical star charts; something like this: http://astropixels.com/messier/summer.html or the one here. Most star charts are set for the Northern Hemisphere; I'm in ...
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Tool for drawing diagrams

I am looking for a tool for drawing diagrams (sets diagrams, relations, etc) where the objects inside are high level objects like book, car, house, etc (looking like icons, or emoticons); rather than ...
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Software to 'sketch' graphs

I'm looking for free Windows software or a web app that lets me compose simple graphs with a 'sketch' style, as if drawn freehand. I want to use them to illustrate points made in a text (blog). ...
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Linux screen annotations

I'm looking for a Linux (Ubuntu) tool that serves the same purpose as something like Epic Pen on Windows (http://epic-pen.com/). Basically, something that allows me to use a stylus to draw on top of ...
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Linux program like Windows 7 MS Paint

There are many Linux programs that imitate the MS Paint of Windows XP and earlier. Is there one yet that looks like that of Windows 7 and has the same features? Primarily it should look the same as ...
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Alternatives to DIA - a floss diagram drawing software for linux

I've been using DIA for a long time for casual and professional drawings however it has been discontinued for a long time now. The program should: Allow to draw simple flowcharts, UML and other ...
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Cross-Platform 2D Graphics Renderer Library (Desktop & Mobile)

I am looking for an advanced (features) cross-platform drawing library. It needs to have high performance, but not really worrying about games as such. A big plus will be SVG support, writing is maybe ...
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Word processing software that allows drawing and writing at the same time

I am looking for a word processing software that can write and draw within the same software. Basically, it should have two interfaces to it: Writing Distraction-free, as in has a central interface ...
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Flashcard app that supports freehand drawings?

There are dozens of flashcards study applications for Android. However, the most lack of the possibility to add freehand drawings to a flashcard on the device. I'm looking for a good app that provides ...
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Open source tool to draw GUI mockups

I want to draw a sketch for a graphical user interface. Is there a slim open source software for Linux to draw user interfaces? I used sometimes the combination of Qt designer and Inkscape or Gimp as ...
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Software for doing math “by hand”

I’m using Khan Academy to brush up on my math skills. Is there an iPhone app that will let me work out problems “by hand” so I can avoid using actual paper? I tried using the built-in Notes app, ...
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Touch-optimized paint program

We're on vacation and it's raining :-( My kids want to paint some pictures, but unfortunately, we didn't bring pencils with us. My laptop has multitouch and we started using Paint.NET, which works ...
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Software to draw processor schematics

I am looking for a good free online or offline tool to draw processor schematics like this: Further characteristics: If it is not an online tool it could be for linux or windows but online would be ...
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Desktop software for both notes and drawings

What I'm after is essentially a digital shorthand notebook - allowing me to easily add both notes and freehand drawing in an ad-hoc, unstructured fashion. Ideally want to be able to do something like ...
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A good simple animation program for technical animations?

I am very good with Inkscape, the open source SVG drawing tool. I am looking for something similar in terms of animation - I'd like to do simple things like animate a circle growing, a ball falling, a ...
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Offline collaborative whiteboard/sketchboard

I'm looking for an offline/self-host collaborative whiteboard/sketchboard software to use on my company. We have a need for it to be off the internet since we do some fun excursions sometimes. ...
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Application for drawing diagrams freehand and exporting as images on Microsoft Surface with support for the Surface Pen

What I am looking for is an application with support for the Microsoft Surface Pen (Compatible with Surface 3 and Surface Pro 3) that has the ability to draw freeform or annotated diagrams without a "...
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Need a javascript library for free drawing on canvas

I'm planning to make a fairly simple drawing app in the browser. I'm looking for a Javascript library that: Has a permissive license (MIT or BSD, GPL is okay but not preferred) Makes it simple to ...
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Vector drawing app for Android

On my tablet (Android 4.4.2) I would like to be able to make vector drawings using the touchscreen. Many apps exist that can do vector drawings but they seem to focus either on handwritten notes or ...
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With which tool I can draw a shapeless and curved logo for website?

I want to draw a logo that I designed for one website. This logo is shapeless and curved, like this image that I drew with CS: I searched for offline/online tools, but don't find perfect one. Is ...
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I need a software that will help me to create an diagram of a structure of my application

I need a software that might help me about drawing/creating something like this: That's what I've found in my faculty book, and I need to create my own diagram of structure of my application, that ...
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A tool or software to draw 3D stacked blocks

I am looking for a relatively easy way to generate the following 3D graphics (In Windows, or Linux): I appreciate any recommendations
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Tool to programmatically draw logic circuits into PDF

I'm looking for a (preferably open source) tool to visualize logic circuits such as this with the following constraints: The diagram description should be given programmatically (through java or by ...
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Basic shape transformation library

The use case is to do some visualization based on some given input. To do this I'm looking for a library that's easy to incorporate in my application. This application will be written in .NET so C# or ...
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Pressure sensitive drawing software in Linux

What pressure sensitive drawing software that works in Linux? I'm looking for one that works like Windows' Corel Painter for drawing comic/manga, I need features such as: pressure sensitive layers ...
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Dimension-driven graphics software

I'm looking for something analogous to the sketch feature in SolidWorks, but for creation of graphics. For those who haven't used SolidWorks, here's a video of a sketch being made. Essentially, I ...
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Which software to draw figures?

I'm searching a software for windows with which I can easily create figures. I'm currently writing a report in LaTeX. Of course I could do the figures in LaTeX (Tikz) but this is very time consuming. ...
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Custom drawing tool with HTML Canvas

Is there any tools available that enables a user to … draw custom text blocks in a canvas area with custom font styles change background color, image etc and also allow to paste an image in any ...
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Three.js versus Babylon.js for CAD webapp

We're developing a CAD webapp. Our webapp will be for drawing buildings and their components (walls, trusses, etc.). Two prominent 3D libraries are Three.js and Babylon.js. What are the pros and cons ...
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Pneumatic circuit drawing software for Linux

I want to do some drawing such as this one which represents a pneumatic (compressed gas) circuit. I have found SMC's Pneumatic Circuit Design Software but it doesn't seem to run with Linux. ...
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Tool for drawing relationship graph with UI

I'm looking for a tools that helps you draw relationship graphs using a simple UI, with ability to put pictures inside nodes and describe relations. It will be used mainly to represent relations ...
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Diagram drawing software 'freehand' style

A simple question please, I search a free (if possible) software (on windows) which allows to draw this kind of diagrams (as by hand):
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Online survey with free-hand sketches

I am looking for a free online survey tool that has the ability for participants to draw free-hand sketches. Does such a tool exist?
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Programming language to use for simple GUI and drawing objects on Linux

Me and my team we are working on a team project for university needs. What we are doing is that we are reading some values from text files and then draw some objects on screen (a big square and a few ...
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Free UML Drawing

I'm looking for a tool for drawing UML class diagrams and flow diagrams. I want to be able to sketch things casually, and not have to satisfy some heavy-handed model conformance checker. Multi-...
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Is there a python library to create draw.io-like schematics?

I need to create schematics similar to the ones that can be created with draw.io or other similar software like dia, or MS Visio. However, I need to do that with a scripting language, preferably ...
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Open-source city cartography tool (GIS software)

I am looking for a software product to run on a PC with either Windows or Linux and that is preferably free or open-source. I need to be able to draw roads, buildings, parks (and other green areas) ...
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