[metapost] solving equatiosn with metapost
Daniel H. Luecking
luecking at uark.edu
Wed Mar 20 19:15:35 CET 2013
On Mar. 20, 2013, Yogeshwarsing Calleecharan [yogeshwarsing.calleecharan at ltu.se]
wrote:
>I am interested in Metapost's ability to solve equations.
>Consider this code "second.mp":
>
>a/b=(a+3)/(b+8);
>a=-3;
>show a,b;
You have already found out what is wrong, but I would
like to point out that these equations have no solution.
The first one becomes
-3/b = 0
after putting in a=-3. And then 0=-3 after multiplication by b.
Dan
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Daniel H. Luecking
Department of Mathematical Sciences
University of Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Subject: [metapost] solving equatiosn with metapost
Hello,
I am interested in Metapost's ability to solve equations.
Consider this code "second.mp":
a/b=(a+3)/(b+8);
a=-3;
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
>> a
>> b
! Not implemented: (unknown numeric)/(unknown numeric).
<to be read again>
=
l.1 a/b=
(a+3)/(b+8);
?
I would be grateful if someone would let me know:
(a) what I am doing wrong with this code?
(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)?
Thanks a lot...
Best Regards,
Y.Calleecharan
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