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## \line

`\line(x-slope,y-slope){length}`

The `\line` command draws a line of the specified
length and slope.

The slope is determined by `(x-slope,y-slope)` which
are signed integers of magnitude less than or equal to 6 and
which have no common divisor except for plus or minus one; For
example (1,0) is a horizontal line; (1,1) gives a slope of 45
degress; (0,1) is a vertical line; (-1,1) is 135 degrees.

The **horizontal** extent of the line is given
by the `length` parameter, except in the case of a
vertical line in which case `length` specifies the
vertical height.

See also Environments,
picture

See also `\vector`

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Revised 12 May 1995.