[metapost] how to use mpstoeps on a Windows machine

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sun Nov 29 08:55:00 CET 2009

Yogeshwarsing Calleecharan wrote:
> Hi, I would like to know detailed instructions on how to use the
> mpstoeps script by Troy Henderson on a Windows machine (I have Win XP
> SP3). I have installed perl on my machine but then I don't know how
> to proceed. I've read that mpstoeps is for Unix machines only!

You would also need to install a unix shell, but there are better

1. set prologues:=3 in the metapost source. This will create
    a proper EPS with no further processing required.

2. use mptopdf. If you have a TeX installation, you probably
    have this command already. It will convert to pdf (not eps)

Best wishes,

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