[texhax] metapost
Florian Knorn
floz at gmx.de
Fri Jun 17 15:21:09 CEST 2005
hey there !
i have decided to get myself into metapost a bit. but i have very early
starting problems (using miktex on winxp).
when i create a file fig1.mp with the following content:
verbatimtex
%&latex
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
etex
beginfig(1);
z0 = (0,0); z1 = (sqrt(3)*cm,0);
z2 = (sqrt(3)*cm,1cm);
draw z0--z1--z2--cycle;
label.bot(btex $\sqrt{3}$ etex, 1/2[z0,z1]);
label.rt(btex $\frac{1}{2}$ etex, 1/2[z1,z2]);
label.top(btex 1 etex, 1/2[z0,z2]);
endfig;
end;
if i run mp fig1.mp he says undefined control sequence
\documentclass ....
the reason for this, i guess, is that it runs tex on it, not latex. so i
found i have to use mp --tex=latex fig1.mp . but then he says latex
not found ! is this a configuration problem or ... ?
and another problem. if i stick to a simple file, with only some
(plain)tex commands like this one here:
beginfig(1);
z0 = (0,0); z1 = (sqrt(3)*cm,0);
z2 = (sqrt(3)*cm,1cm);
draw z0--z1--z2--cycle;
label.bot(btex $\sqrt{3}$ etex, 1/2[z0,z1]);
label.rt(btex 1 etex, 1/2[z1,z2]);
label.top(btex 2 etex, 1/2[z0,z2]);
endfig;
end;
then i get fig1.1 file alright. if i open it with gsview however, it
produces some font-related errors like Error: /undefined in cmsy10. same
problems if i try to include the file in a latex document.........
what am i doing wrong ? i have been looking for answers since a couple
of hours now, but didnt find anything resolving my problems.............
so your help is kindely appreciated !
thank you !
florian
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