METAPOST is an actively used programming language created in 1994. MetaPost refers to both a programming language and the interpreter of the MetaPost programming language. Both are derived from Donald Knuth's Metafont language and interpreter. MetaPost produces vector graphic diagrams from a geometric/algebraic description. Read more on Wikipedia...

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Example code from the web:

draw (2u,2u)--(0,0)--(0,3u)--(3u,0)--(0,0);
pickup pencircle scaled 4pt;
for i=0 upto 2:
 for j=0 upto 2: drawdot (i*u,j*u); endfor

Last updated August 9th, 2020

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