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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

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

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