[OS X TeX] Installing Asymptote

William Adams will.adams at frycomm.com
Tue Sep 14 07:17:04 EDT 2010

On Sep 13, 2010, at 11:55 PM, Richard Koch wrote:

> The email thread continued with a suggestion by Herb Schulz to use latexmk with
> Asymptote, and a remark by William Adams that latexmk worked. If you use Latexmk rather than this
> Asymptote engine, Asymptote will not reprocess images when the document is
> typeset again, unless the image changes.

I'm not 100% certain that latexmk always finds the changes in the .asy files.

Also, I'd like to suggest two different Asymptote engines:

 - one which processes Asymptote files embedded in .tex files (the current one)
 - another which directly processes .asy files

Or could they be merged? The Asymptote engine checks the current filename's extension --- if it's .asy it only processes the .asy, if .tex, then it acts as it currently does.

Or am I the only person in the world who has to iterate and experiment w/ such drawings?


(who was gotten the bulk of the arrow spine dial face drawn up, now just needs to make it look nice and be flexible)

William Adams
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications
Sphinx of black quartz, judge my vow.

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