[metapost] value too large?
taco at elvenkind.com
Fri Feb 15 13:13:31 CET 2008
Martin Kaffanke wrote:
> Hi there!
> When I do v := 10**i (where i comes from for i=0 upto 7) I get a value
> too large message.
> When I do this allredy in the label() so I don't need the v, i get an
> arithmetic overflow.
> how can I deal with that?
Not wanting to post a long story, a useful pointer:
Especially, check out section 3: "Manipulating Big Numbers"
I don't exactly know what you are trying to achieve, but if you
are attempting to create plots, you are probably better off with a
tool written specifically for that task (GNUplot comes to mind).
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