# [OS X TeX] [WARNING - NOT VIRUS SCANNED] Re: Trouble with Tikz and Edit -> Experiment...

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Fri Mar 11 20:41:32 EST 2016

> On Mar 11, 2016, at 7:15 PM, Don Green Dragon <fergdc at Shaw.ca> wrote:
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> Hello Herb,
>
> Glad to read that you have no problem with the TikZ code. Agustin Valverde pin-pointed my problem and by following his advice my concern has vanished.
>
> My TeX Shop and TeX Live seem to be up to date, but, the operating system is still at Mavericks 10.9.5!
>
>
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> On 11Mar2016, at 6:11 AM, Herbert Schulz <herbs at wideopenwest.com> wrote:
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>>> On Mar 10, 2016, at 11:36 PM, Don Green Dragon <fergdc at Shaw.ca> wrote:
>>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> Perhaps this should be sent to a different list, but I’ll try here first. I cannot get the \foreach command to work properly while using Edit -> Experiment….  For example, the code
>>>
>>> \begin{tikzpicture}
>>> \foreach \n in {1,2,3,4,5}
>>> 	\fill [red] (\n, 0) circle (2pt);
>>> \end{tikzpicture}
>>>
>>> executes properly and shows the expected five red discs whether I typeset from the source file with the Typeset button at the upper-left of the TeXShop window or whether I open «Edit -> Experiment…»  and then hit the Typeset key at lower-right of the «Edit -> Experiment» window.
>>>
>>> However, if the code is
>>>
>>> \begin{tikzpicture}
>>> \foreach \n in {1,...,5}
>>> 	\fill [red] (\n, 0) circle (2pt);
>>> \end{tikzpicture}
>>>
>>> then it typesets properly from TeXShop’s upper-left Typeset button but NOT when the code is typeset from the «Edit -> Experiment…»  window. It certainly would be useful (to me) if it worked properly when working with Edit -> Experiment as I use {tikzpicture} a great deal.
>>>
>>> In other words, Edit -> Experiment… requires (it seems) that the list of values’ be explicit not implied. For example,
>>>
>>> \foreach \n \in {1,2,3,4,5}
>>>
>>> is explicit whereas
>>>
>>> \foreach \n  in {1,…,5}
>>>
>>> is implicit. I don’t know whether the problem lies with the Tikz code or the coding related to the functioning of Edit -> Experiment….
>>>
>>> I have found Edit -> Experiment… to be  amazingly useful. Wonderful! Splendid!
>>>
>>> don green dragon
>>> fergdc at shaw.ca
>>
>> Howdy,
>>
>> Hmmm... I'm not having a problem. I put
>>
>> \begin{tikzpicture}
>> \foreach \n in {1,2,3,4,5}
>> 	\fill [red] (\n, 0) circle (2pt);
>> \end{tikzpicture}
>>
>> into a document and it typesets fine. I Copy/Paste into the Edit->Experiment… window and press its typeset button and all is fine. I then change the \foreach range to {1,...,5} and press the Edit->Experiment… window's typeset button and all is fine.
>>
>> I'm using a fully up to date TeX Live 2015 (although that shouldn't matter) and TeXShop 3.61.
>>
>> Good Luck,
>>
>> Herb Schulz
>> (herbs at wideopenwest dot com)
>
> don green dragon
> fergdc at shaw.ca

Howdy,

Glad that Agustin figured it out.

I pretty much have turned all that stuff off. I really dislike that sort of failed magic; it invariably does stuff I don't want to happen.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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