Any objections if I make a page on METAPOST?

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Any objections if I make a page on METAPOST?

Post by WillAdams » Fri Feb 10, 2017 3:27 pm

I'm working on a system which will use METAPOST for a couple of different CNC things, and am trying to gather my notes together --- any objection if I put them up on a METAPOST page on the wiki?
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Re: Any objections if I make a page on METAPOST?

Post by twforeman » Fri Feb 10, 2017 6:13 pm

I'm not sure what this means or entails. :)
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Re: Any objections if I make a page on METAPOST?

Post by WillAdams » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:59 pm

Dr. Donald Knuth, when he set about to create a system for typesetting The Art of Computer Programming created a typesetting system, TeX, and a tool for typeface design, METAFONT. The latter was potentially so useful that John D. Hobby of Bell Labs created a tool based on it (and using a significant amount of code from it) for creating PostScript graphics, METAPOST.

I've tried to learn METAFONT and METAPOST on and off in the past, and am finally achieving some facility, since using it for concrete, CNC tasks --- it has since gained the ability to create SVG graphics, so tying it in to either MakerCAM or Carbide Create is trivial --- I'd like to put all my notes and thoughts and some sample code up on the wiki on its own page, rather than on my user page.

A good example of the sort of thing METAPOST may be used for is the cover of an excellent text on it:

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/tex-unb ... 1003060257

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Re: Any objections if I make a page on METAPOST?

Post by twforeman » Mon Feb 13, 2017 4:38 pm

Knock yourself out.

Disk space is free and infinite after all. :)
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