Re: [gedit-list] Metapost with Gedit
- From: Matej Cepl <mcepl redhat com>
- To: gedit-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: [gedit-list] Metapost with Gedit
- Date: Mon, 09 Feb 2009 17:56:04 +0100
On 2009-02-09, 08:26 GMT, Paolo Borelli wrote:
> to be honest I have no idea about what metapost is :)
A very cool tool from the TeX world (based on MetaFONT by Don
Knuth) -- basically author writes a source code which is then
compiled into Postscript images.
It allows to build libraries of subroutines for drawing stuff
(and many of them exists), it allows doing really quality
drawings. If you want to make EXACT drawings without spending
enormous amounts of money on AutoCAD, Metapost is second to none.
For example, given the scripting nature of the MetaPOST that
supply just doesn't look like cross the demand curve in some
point -- it actually exactly meets it there, because it IS demand
curve measured by some function.
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