[OS X TeX] Installing Asymptote

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Fri Sep 10 08:50:21 EDT 2010

On Sep 10, 2010, at 8:26 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> That engine may need updating since asymptote now creates a separate file for each graphic so changing one graphic doesn't necessarily force the recompile of all of the graphics saving quite a bit of time.
> Try activating the latexmk engines found in ~/Library/TeXShop/Engines/Inactive/Latexmk/. One of the engines there is called asymptotemk.engine and it will work with the supplied version of asy and asymptote.sty. It also does more---read the Quick Guide and/or the full documentation.
> By the way... If you do use the latexmk engines it is a good idea to overwrite old engines with the new ones (i.e., activate the new engines) since there may have been additions and/or changes to the engines. It is not done automatically (although files in that Inactive folder are renewed when you run a newer version of TeXShop) since customizations to the engines made by the user should not be automatically overwritten.

I blush to say that this is my first attempt w/ latexmk (though I've long felt something like that was needed and have admired the effort at creating it), so all of my files are fresh....

and I'm pleased to report that a sample file which Herb sent me separately worked perfectly, so there seems to be something odd w/ the file:




William Adams
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Fry Communications
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