[OS X TeX] Re: metapost

Nicola nvitacolonna at gmail.com
Fri Mar 22 20:48:10 CET 2013

In article <514C823F.6020902 at googlemail.com>,
 NMPOST7 <nmpost7 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Dear All,
> is there a tutorial or text, that will help me learn METAPOST?
> The documentation I have found have helped a bit, but I am not a (La)TeX 
> expert.
> All the documentation work I do is, however, done only on LaTeX. I do not use
> any office product for any form of documentation.
> At times I need to use graphics, that I need to "draw". I did a few using
> METAPOST. However, I do not know the "basics". The documents I have found are
> highly technical and for a newcomer to METAPOST those documents are not very
> helpful.

I've found the following manual by prof. Peter Grogono to be an 
accessible and well written introduction to MetaPost:

MetaPost: A Reference Manual


Quoting the author: ³Many tutorials are available on the internet, 
including John Hobby's original A User's Manual for MetaPost. Tutorials 
are better for some purposes than for others; my manual is intended for 
the "other" purposes.²


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