# How to include diagrams in MO?

I have seen many questions and answers with nice diagrams but I do not know how to make them.

• Just click on the "edit" link below the particular question or answer, and you will see the source of the text, i.e. what exactly people have typed in.
– Stefan Kohl Mod
Mar 17, 2015 at 13:56
• @StefanKohl Thank you. From what I can see it often is a png image. However I do not know how to produce a (small) png image from a latex document. Mar 17, 2015 at 14:11
• There are many ways to create images. For drawing from scratch, I like Smartdraw, but I'm sure there a gazillion similar products. For images that accurately reflect mathematical computations, I (and many others) use Mathematica, though I'm sure there are quite a few alternatives. Mar 17, 2015 at 14:20
• How to produce png from a LaTeX document is a heavily system-dependent question. For example, an easy way is the dvipng utility if you have it. The question would also be more appropriate at tex.stackexchange.com than here. Mar 17, 2015 at 14:22