[metapost] solving equatiosn with metapost
adityam at umich.edu
Wed Mar 20 08:11:19 CET 2013
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;
> (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
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