[NTG-context] developing large numbers of MP files for inclusion
taco at elvenkind.com
Sun Dec 25 08:50:24 CET 2005
David Arnold wrote:
> Do you have one metapost file with many figures in it? Is it possible
> to just compile for the figurein that file that you want?
Usually I have all in one file. You can comment out figures
you do not need, using:
So I normally do that with the first ten when I am working on the
eleventh. Later, I just change the 'false' to 'true'.
Sometimes metaposts "input" command is handier, but I prefer not
to have too many files on disk.
> Is there a
> command that will compile then show the result?
I use ghostscript for preview (gv, actually) or xpdf if there is
embedded math/nontrivial text, by running mptopdf first.
Like I said before: my setup is not hightech at all.
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