[OS X TeX] Installing Asymptote
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Sep 10 08:56:48 EDT 2010
On Sep 10, 2010, at 7:50 AM, William Adams wrote:
> 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:
Not knowing great details of asymptote I don't know why Sample.tex doesn't compile. However, there were several updates to asymptote since that file and engine were written and some of the asymptote ``language'' has changed over time too.
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
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