[metapost] What is the best approach for writing LaTeX specific commands in metapost

Rasmus Villemoes burner+usenet at imf.au.dk
Tue Mar 1 18:54:50 CET 2011

Vafa Khalighi <vafakhlgh at gmail.com> writes:

> Thanks alot taco. That fixed it.

I had a similar situation, where I had a lot of .mp files, which all
needed the same LaTeX preamble (and also some common metapost
configuration). The solution was rather simple: I created
mp-tex-preamble.tex, containing all the "\documentclass
.... \begin{document}", and "mp_common.mp" containing stuff such as
prologues := 3 and various vardefs.

All the "actual" files now start


input mp-common;

Rasmus Villemoes

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