[metapost] how to use mpstoeps on a Windows machine

Yogeshwarsing Calleecharan yogeshwarsing.calleecharan at ltu.se
Sun Nov 29 11:25:37 CET 2009

Hi again,
         Yes now I get an EPS file with the  outputtemplate:="%j-%c.eps"; I set prologues to 3 in my gnuplot and this is then included in the generated mp file. I added the extra line  outputtemplate:="%j-%c.eps"; and now it works fine! I get myfig-number.eps where number is a numeral.

The generated EPS file is about the same size to that which I obtained with the conversion at  http://www.tlhiv.org/mppreview/ . 

The mptopdf is still not working, but it's not an issue anymore. I can easily generate a PDF if I now have the EPS.

Many thanks for your very kind help.

With Best Regards,

-----Original Message-----
From: Taco Hoekwater [mailto:taco at elvenkind.com]
Sent: Sun 2009-11-29 11:12
To: Yogeshwarsing Calleecharan
Cc: metapost at tug.org
Subject: Re: [metapost] how to use mpstoeps on a Windows machine
Yogeshwarsing Calleecharan wrote:
> Hi, I'll answer your questions:
> 1. What do you mean? No output? 

> I don't get any EPS file. When I run
> mpost on my file myfig.mp, I get myfig.2 (the number at the end
> varies as you know). So I don't get any EPS file generated. Setting
> the prologues:=3 doesn't seem to generate the EPS file.

It does in fact create eps, but it still uses the default naming
scheme. To prevent having to rename the output figures, add


to the metapost source.

> 2. Is there an error message? 

> No, nothing at all. I tried just to run

In that case, I can't help with that, sorry.

Best wishes,

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