# Direc­tory info/examples/lgc2

Overview
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This directory contains the examples from the book

LaTeX Graphics Companion, 2nd Edition

File types
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extension  script	meaning

ltxb	   runltxb      LaTeX file using the beamer class
pltx	   runpltx	LaTeX file showing how to use pstricks with pdf
ptx	   runptx	MusiXTeX low-level
pic	   runpic	Pic language
ly	   runly	Lilypond
abc	   runabc	ABC source
abcplus   runabcpl	ABCplus source
mp	   runmp	MetaPost source
m4	   runm4	m4 macros
pmx	   runpmx	PMX source
mtx	   runmtx	M-Tx source

The scripts are Unix scripts used in the book production, e.g.

runltx 6-7-21.ltx

was called to turn example 6-7-21 into an eps file for the book. Those scripts
do a lot of things like, running LaTeX (or some other program) several times,
looking for comments in the source to do special things like turning color
output into gray, cleaning the eps files, etc.

It is **not** likely that those scripts work for you without adjustments (even
if you are working on Unix/Linux) --- they are included in case somebody is
interested.

There is also a runall script which attempts to process all examples in the
directory or if call with an argument like 3- that is

runall 3-

Using individual examples
=========================

Each example is self contained in the sense of being a complete document that
can be run through the corresponding processor, e.g., in case of a LaTeX
document it starts with \documentclass{..} and ends in \end{document}.

Required input data files (used by some examples) should be all collected
here, except in cases where the data file used is part of the package
distribution (unless we overlooked something).

However, the document may require some additional resources not installed on
your system in which case you need to install the missing items to
successfully run the examples (e.g., fonts, style files, you name it ...).

It is also possible that even the base program is not available, e.g., the
programs described in the music chapter exist for various platforms, but are
most likely not installed on your system.

You may also have to update existing resources on your system to the latest
version, e.g., several MetaPost or PSTricks examples will fail if you do not
have at least the appropriate support files that were current in spring 2007
(i.e., after TeX Live 2007).

Some examples use data files that are part of the used package but may
reside in different places in your installation. In this case the paths to
the data files need correction in the example.

have fun
frank



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## lgc2-ex­am­ples – Ex­am­ples from The LaTeX Graph­ics Com­pan­ion, sec­ond edi­tion

The source of the ex­am­ples printed in the book, to­gether with nec­es­sary sup­port­ing files.

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