Inkscape for Scientists and Engineers

High-quality graphs and diagrams for your PhD thesis and journal papers
Inkscape for Scientists and Engineers
File Size :
3.33 GB
Total length :
4h 54m


Dr Aidan Wimshurst


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Inkscape for Scientists and Engineers

What you’ll learn

How to download, install and setup Inkscape (click-by-click)
How to create high-quality scientific diagrams for journal papers and PhD / Masters theses
How to enhance line plots and contour plots created in Excel, MATLAB and Python
How to optimize graphs for PhD / Masters theses and journal papers
How to match the graph style in Inkscape to Word, PowerPoint and Latex documents

Inkscape for Scientists and Engineers




High quality graphs and scientific diagrams can make your academic papers, technical reports and thesis stand out and leave a greater impact on the reader. This course will teach you how to optimize your graphs and diagrams so that they fit perfectly into your document. Regardless of whether you are writing a technical report in Word or your PhD thesis in Latex, this course will provide you with the tools you need to make spectacular graphs and diagrams using Inkscape. These skills will be useful throughout your entire scientific career and will consistently elevate the quality of your documents. This course is designed specifically for students and professionals in the science, engineering and mathematics fields, not graphic designers. Every action / click is recorded and you will be guided in a step-by-step manner from installing Inkscape to confidently creating high quality graphics for your documents. The course starts by installing Inkscape and guiding you through the basic controls, so that you gain confidence with the programme. Next the course looks are interfacing Inkscape with specific programmes (Word, Latex, Python, MATLAB, Excel) so that you can freely move your graphs and images between your calculations and your documents. The majority of the course then demonstrates how to create high quality scientific diagrams and combine them with your graphs to create spectacular images. Line plots and contour plots are covered, along with special techniques for creating complex scientific diagrams.


Section 1: Getting Started with Inkscape

Lecture 1 Installation

Lecture 2 Inkscape Start Menu and Navigation

Lecture 3 Basic Shapes in Inkscape: The Rectangle Tool

Lecture 4 Basic Shapes in Inkscape: The Bezier Tool

Lecture 5 Basic Shapes in Inkscape: Text Objects

Lecture 6 Example Problem 1: Two Asymmetric Circles

Lecture 7 Example Problem 1: Solution

Section 2: Interfacing with Word, Latex, PowerPoint and Beamer

Lecture 8 Microsoft Word

Lecture 9 Microsoft PowerPoint

Lecture 10 Latex (Reports)

Lecture 11 Latex (Beamer Presentations)

Section 3: Advanced Techniques

Lecture 12 Alignment and Distribution of Objects

Lecture 13 Latex Equations in Inkscape

Lecture 14 Creating Complex Diagrams by Tracing

Lecture 15 Example 2: Tracing Wave Motion

Lecture 16 Enhancing MATLAB and Python plots

Section 4: Closing Remarks

Lecture 17 Closing Remarks

PhD Students,Masters Students,Post-Doctoral Researchers / Lecturers,Engineering, Science and Mathematics Professionals

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 4h 54m | 3.33 GB
Created by: Dr Aidan Wimshurst

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