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franck.pastor at mac.com
Sun Jan 15 23:26:52 CET 2012
Le 15 janv. 2012 à 15:30, abewayer a écrit :
> I don't have questions about the code but I need a help about tecnical
> use of a mp file.
> I got a file like this:
> drow (20,20)--(0,0)
> Just a simple istruction, just a line.
> How can I visualize this line?
> I have tried with the command $ mpost file.mp
> But I obtain an output like this:
> abeplace:/home/abewayer# mpost prova.mp
> This is MetaPost, version 1.208 (kpathsea version 5.0.0)
> ! Isolated expression.
> <to be read again>
> l.1 drow (
You must enter "draw", not "drow", and with a semicolon at the end of the line:
draw (20, 20) -- (0,0);
It should remove this error message.
I agree with Dan T. Abell about the tutorial by André Heck, it is extremely valuable.
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