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       linsmith - Smith charting program, designed for educational use.


       linsmith  [-d opts]


       This  manual  page  briefly documents linsmith.  It was written for the
       Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the  original  program  does  not
       have  a  manual page.  A more complete manual is included (in PDF form)
       with the installation.

       linSmith is a Smith Charting program, mainly designed  for  educational
       use.   As  such,  there is an emphasis on capabilities that improve the
       ’showing the effect of’-style of operation.

       It’s main features are:
        * Definition of multiple load impedances (at different frequencies)
        * Addition of discrete (L, C, parallel and series LC, and transformer)
       and line components (open and closed stubs, line segments)
        * Connection in series and parallel
        * Easy experimentation with values using scrollbars
        *  A ’virtual’ component switches from impedance to admittance to help
       explaining (or understanding) parallel components
        * The chart works in real impedances (not normalized ones)
        * Direct view of the result on the screen
        * Ability to generate publication quality Postscript output
        * A ’log’ file with textual results at each intermediate step
        * Load and circuit  configuration  is  stored  separately,  permitting
       several solutions without re-defining the other


       This  program  is mainly designed for graphical use, and therefore does
       not have many options. A summary of options is included below.

       -h, -? Show summary of options.

       -d items
              Enables debugging.  Possible debugging items:
              l - loads
              e - elements
              g - graphics
              p - printing
              m - math
              o - logging


       linsmith was written by John Coppens.

       This   manual    page    was    written    by    Margarita    Manterola
       <>,  for  the  Debian project, and is licensed under
       the GNU General Public License.