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Mon Jan 16 02:56:55 CET 2012
On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 6:26 AM, Franck Pastor <franck.pastor at mac.com> wrote:
> 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);
agree, it should be draw rather than "drow" in yours as the compiler indicated.
and you need to type the command in such structure
%draw command goes here * this is just comment*
draw (20, 0) --(0,1);
we assume the file is test.mp.
after you run
you would get a file called "test.1".
It's a eps file, either view or convert it to pdf as well as include
it directly in TeX. enjoy.
of course, the output format could be highly customized, just a simple
example to illustrate the usage.
Hope it would help you.
Institution of modern physics, Shanghai, China
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