[metapost] beginners question (was: CTAN Update: textpath v1.5)

Stephan Hennig mailing_list at arcor.de
Sat Dec 9 00:08:40 CET 2006

Steve MC Han schrieb:
> Hi,
>   I am a beginner of Metapost. How can I compile Metapost? 
>   Thanks,

Compiling a MetaPost executable shouldn't be necessary.  A pre-compiled
binary should be part of your favorite TeX distribution.

Compiling an .mp file mysource.mp is done using

  mpost mysource


  mpost -tex=latex mysource

depending on the TeX flavor your want to use for typesetting labels.

More information can be found in the MetaPost manual mpman.pdf, which
should be part of your distribution.

Best regards,
Stephan Hennig

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