[NTG-context] question about followtext in MP

Pablo Rodriguez oinos at gmx.es
Thu May 24 20:27:47 CEST 2018

On 05/24/2018 06:30 PM, Alan Braslau wrote:
> On Thu, 24 May 2018 18:11:05 +0200 Pablo Rodriguez wrote:
>> paging through the manuals, Metafun seems easier than MetaPost.
>> I think it will take me a while to understand the basics of it.
> Metafun is an extension to MetaPost, providing some useful tools and
> improving on some "standard" MetaPost macros. But it *is* MetaPost, and
> the basic syntax is unchanged.
> Perhaps you are praising the MetaFun manual - that would please Hans as
> he has put a lot of effort into this documentation.

The Metafun manual is much clearer (way than the MetaPost manual) for a
newbie such as me.

I must confess that I don’t have the background to understand it, either
in math, or in coding.

But the manual makes me wonder how could I get some of the graphics
shown there.

> P.S. MetaFun/MetaPost tends to grow upon you. I learn new things every
> day, and am constantly in awe...

I have to learn a lot about ConTeXt and Lua before. And I agree with
you, it is addictive even for an ignorant such as myself.

I have another question (for a new thread).

Many thanks for your help,


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