MetaPost Engines for TeXShop

(The above drawing is from Marc van Dongen’s page)

To make it easier to work with MetaPost files in TeXShop, I have written a couple of engines, one for MetaFont and Plain MetaPost and one for MetaFun. They are bundled with TeXShop starting with MacTeX 2009 (or TeXShop 2.29), but here you may find the most recent release, with bug fixes and other improvements.

Main features:

Standalone usage

These MetaPost engines are just Perl scripts that can be run directly from a shell, e.g.:


Since they are just scripts, they can be used with any application that supports launching external programs. For example, to use with TeXworks, just create a new typesetting engine as explained in AdvancedTypesettingTools.

What’s new in 1.4.7

What’s new in 1.4.6

What’s new in 1.4.4

What’s new in 1.4.3

What’s new in 1.4.2

What’s new in 1.4.1

See the included README file for the complete version history.