[OS X TeX] metapost vs metapost

Franck Pastor pastor at fusl.ac.be
Sat Jul 29 16:19:50 EDT 2006

Le 29-juil.-06 à 21:12, Bruce Kellogg a écrit :

> The TeXShop format for metapost commands seems different than
> the metapost format as given in Hobby's manual.
> For example, in TeXShop,
> \curve  {(-1,-.5),(0,0),(1,-.2)}
\curve{(-1,-.5),(0,0),(1,-.2)} (without the space !) is a command  
from the "mfpic" package for (La)TeX. This package is an interface to  
Metapost or Metafont for LaTeX.

> whereas the metapost manual says that
> \draw  (-1,-.5)..(0,0)..(1,-.2)

draw(-1,-.5)..(0,0)..(1,-.2) (without backslash) is a pure Metapost  
command, whereas \curve belongs to the mfpic package

See the "Context and Metapost" section in TeXShop "Advanced help".

> would produce a curve, and it does not. Is there any reason
> for this, and how does one find a list of commands for
> TeXShop's version of metapost?

TeXShop is only a frontend :-) to Plain TeX, LaTeX... or Metapost. It  
does not change any of these languages.

Franck Pastor

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