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Truchet tiling

This directory contains what I wrote for the contest proposed by
Denis Girou and Philippe Esperet at the GUTenberg congress on 
June 1 & 2, 1995. The problem is known as `Truchet tiling'. There were
two parts: coloration of lines, and colorations of surfaces.
Initially, the problem would have to be solved using pure PostScript
or PSTricks. I prefered to use METAPOST. A survey of all the solutions
will appear in a forthcoming issue of ``Les Cahiers GUTenberg''.

Main files in this directory:

  example.mp  : the METAPOST source file
  example.dvi : the example.mp source file formatted with `mft'.
  example.1   : METAPOST output (PostScript file)
  example.5   : METAPOST output (PostScript file)

  mproof.ps   : Output #5 formatted with mproof.tex.
                (i.e. in writing  tex 'mproof example.5')

  plain.mft   : the style needed for the application of `mft'

  readme.tex  : a presentation of the METAPOST techniques used (*in french*)
                (this file uses the `logo' fonts extended by Knuth)
  text.tex    : test file showing the five previous figures.

  tiling.mp   : the METAPOST macro file.
  tiling.dvi  : the tiling.mp source formatted with `mft'.

D. Roegel, 20 July 1995

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Th­ese macros were the au­thor's re­sponse to a chal­lenge at the 1995 GUTen­berg congress; other so­lu­tions ap­peared in “Les Cahiers Guten­berg”.

Pack­age De­tailstruchet
Ver­sion 1995-07-20
Li­censeUn­known Sta­tus, No In­for­ma­tion Avail­able
Main­tainerDe­nis B. Roegel
Topics prob­lems and puz­zles, and their so­lu­tions
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