[metapost] [mp-implementors] MetaPost Manual Initial Graphic
adityam at umich.edu
Fri Apr 20 15:06:24 CEST 2007
On Fri, 20 Apr 2007, Stephan Hennig wrote:
> Aditya Mahajan schrieb:
>>> * How many graphics would you prefer on the title page, some small
>>> graphics or only one fully featured one?
>> Actually, one fully featured one is better, as it will show that
>> metapost can be used for "complicated" graphics. But, I am not sure if
>> there are graphics like this.
> I've raised the question, since on one hand I have to fully agree with
> you. On the other hand, examples from different applications could
> catch a larger audience. Unfortunately, there have been not that many
> contributions so far. In fact, only L. Nobre G. contributed two figures
> and a third is from me. I didn't tell more in my other mail to keep
> your answers unbiased. Well, there have not been many replies to the
> whole subject at all.
> I don't want to push any title graphic into the v1.0 release. If we do
> not have the right thing we can as well wait with that. In this regard,
> I want to ask two new questions:
> Do you think mpman should have title graphics?
> Do any of the figures currently available should make it in to v1.0? Or
> should we wait?
My honest reaction to this was that only the gnupost figure stood out.
Let me ask an additional questional:
Should the figure be practical (the sort you will need to make
everyday), or should there be a wow effect (that is on seeing the
figure you say, wow, I wish I could make that). The figure in most
metapost manuals, metaobj, expressg, mfpic are practical figures. The
figures in the tikz manual have the wow effect.
I have a couple of figures that are practical and do not have the wow
effect. I will send them (sometime later) to you.
>>> * Other comments?
>> Do include some figure with color and shading.
> "Evacuation" has some shading and transparency could be added to "gnupost".
>>> * Any more examples out there? Category "function graph" isn't covered
>> The reimann integral graphics available at the syracuse website look
>> pretty nice.
> Do you have an URL? I couldn't find anything searching for "syracuse
> reimann" or "syracuse riemann".
Sorry, about not giving the url:
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