
Creating plots in LaTeX with Gnuplot and Tikz
Plotting data in LaTeX is a useful thing to do. Xavier Delaunay shows how to do it on his homepage: http://d.xav.free.fr/tikz/index.html The plot looks like this:

Really easy 3D graphics in LaTeX
Note: The word “easy” is relative to the other solutions I found for doing 3D graphics in LaTeX. The following template is adapted from the annotated 3d box example. % Template for drawing with tikz 3D package \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{3d} \begin{document} % Draw a 3D coordinate system \begin{center} \begin{tikzpicture}[x = {(1cm,0cm)}, y = {(0.4cm,0.6cm)}, z […]

Howto make 3D graphics in LaTeX with tikz
tikZ and LaTeX PGF/TikZ is a tandem of languages for producing vector graphics from a geometric/algebraic description. You can use this language inside tex files, to programmatically draw nice 2D and 3D graphics. Another package which some people prefer for 3D is asymptote. Read the manual.

Easy two column layout in latex
Include the packages. The blindtext package is just an easy way to type Lorem ipsum etc. \usepackage{multicol} \usepackage{blindtext} Make a two column section of a page. \begin{multicols}{2}[\textbf{Example for a two column text}] \blindtext \end{multicols}