[metapost] solving equatiosn with metapost
yogeshwarsing.calleecharan at ltu.se
Wed Mar 20 09:23:56 CET 2013
Ok thanks for the information.
On 3/20/2013 8:11 AM, Aditya Mahajan wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Mar 2013, Yogeshwarsing Calleecharan wrote:
>> I am interested in Metapost's ability to solve equations.
>> Consider this code "second.mp":
>> show a,b;
>> When I run the code, however I get mistake(s):
>> mpost second.mp
>> This is MetaPost, version 1.504 (kpathsea version 6.0.1)
>> (mpost.mp (c:/texlive/2011/texmf-dist/metapost/base/plain.mp
>> Preloading the plain mem file, version 1.004)) (./second.mp
>> ! Not implemented: (unknown numeric)/(unknown numeric).
>> <to be read again>
>> l.1 a/b=
>> I would be grateful if someone would let me know:
>> (a) what I am doing wrong with this code?
> MP can only solve *linear* equations.
> 8a = 3b;
> show a,b;
>> (b) Say if the code is fixed and run well, what Metapost command to
>> put after show a,b; so that Metapost exits normally because it seems
>> that I get a * if the code runs well and then Metapost is still
>> awaiting for some other command(s)?
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