[OS X TeX] asymptote

Luis Sequeira lfsequeira at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 06:40:01 EST 2009

>> even it's in the list of engines, the 'typeset' button is not
>> available. it's like texshop does not recognize/manage asy files...
> Maybe it helps to put as first line:
> 	%%!TEX TS-program=<your asy engine's file name>
> Your suspicion that TeXShop does not recognise ASY files as type-
> settable files can also be true ...

You do have to tell TeXShop to accept .asy as a "typesettable  
extension". The details are explained in the TeXShop site (although  
there is a misprint there, the word "write" is missing):
to add to the list of accepted file extensions, quit TeXShop, open a  
Terminal window and type (or paste) the following text

      defaults write TeXShop OtherTeXExtensions -array-add "asy"

Then start TeXShop again, and you'll see that now the typeset button  
will be active for asy files.

Luis Sequeira

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