[OS X TeX] PStricks

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Mon Apr 9 12:45:55 EDT 2007

At 10:59 AM -0500 4/9/07, Salvatore Enrico Indiogine wrote:
>I am trying to figure out PStricks which seems to be a very powerful tool.
>After some Googling I produced this simple tex file using TeXShop:
>%! program = pdflatex

Should be %! TS-program = latex

>\usepackage{geometry} % see geometry.pdf on how to lay out the page.
>There's lots.
>\geometry{letterpaper} % or letter or a5paper or ... etc
>\title{Prova PStricks}
>\pstree[]{\TR{RootNode} }{
>	\TR{D1}
>        \pstree{ \TR{D2} }{
>	             \TR{D2.1}
>                     \TR{D2.2}
>                              }
>	\TR{D3}
>	\TR{D4}
>                    }
>I try to run it and obtain the following error message:

pstricks must be run with latex + dvips NOT with pdflatex.  Your 
document will work if you typeset it with TeX + Ghostscript.

If you're just interested pstricks for tree drawing, I would 
recommend qtree (available on ctan) which works with pdftex and has a 
very easy to use interface.  It's mainly for drawing linguistic trees 
but may work well for your purposes too.

\Tree [.RootNode D1 [.D2 D2.1 D2.2 ] D3 D4 ]

(The tree doesn't look exactly the same,  although that could be 
fixed with lowerlevel commands )


Alan Munn 
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Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824       Tel.  +1-517-355-7491

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