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rstm
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Proper configuration of TEXSTDIO for PStricks

Good time of the day!
Code I am trying to compile:

\documentclass{article}% Markus Krebs 2007\usepackage[svgnames,pdf]{pstricks}\usepackage{pst-3dplot,pstricks-add}\usepackage{auto-pst-pdf}\makeatletter\def\psxyzlabel#1{\small\expandafter\@stripDecimals#1..\@nil}\makeatother \begin{document} \psset{unit=.65,plotpoints=2000,linejoin=1,coorType=2,xyDecimals=2}\psframebox{%\begin{pspicture}(-7.5,-6.5)(14,14)%\pstThreeDCoor[xMax=11,yMax=13,zMax=13,  nameX=$x_1$,nameY=$x_2$,nameZ=$x_3$,  IIIDticks,IIIDticksize=0.2,linewidth=.75pt,linecolor=Black,  IIIDxticksep=-.8,IIIDyticksep=-.5,IIIDzticksep=-.9,  drawing,Alpha=90,IIIDxTicksPlane=yz]%\pstThreeDNode(0,0,0){A}\pstThreeDNode(8,0,0){B}\pstThreeDNode(8,8,0){C}\pstThreeDNode(0,8,0){D}\pstThreeDNode(4,4,12){S}\pstThreeDNode(4,4,0){F}%\pstThreeDNode(10,0, 14 5 div){X}\pstThreeDNode(10,7,0){XY}\pstThreeDNode(0,12,0){Y}\pstThreeDNode(0,0,24 5 div){Z}%\pspolygon[linecolor=Blue,fillstyle=solid,fillcolor=gray,    opacity=0.5](A)(B)(C)(D)\pspolygon[linecolor=DarkGreen, linewidth=1pt,    fillstyle=solid,fillcolor=Orange,opacity=0.5](X)(XY)(Y)(Z)\psline[linewidth=1pt](A)(S)\psline[linewidth=1pt](B)(S)\psline[linewidth=1pt](C)(S)\psline[linewidth=1pt](D)(S)%\parametricplotThreeD[linecolor=DarkGreen,linestyle=dashed](.4,.5833333333){-24 t mul 24 add 0 24 5 div t mul}\parametricplotThreeD[linecolor=DarkGreen,linestyle=dashed](.45,.5833333333){-24 t mul 24 add 12 t mul 0} \psset{linewidth=1.75pt}\pstThreeDNode(4 3 div , 4 3 div, 4){SA}\pstThreeDNode(7,1,3){SB}\pstThreeDNode(8,8,0){SC}\pstThreeDNode(4 7 div , 52 7 div , 12 7 div){SD}\pspolygon(SA)(SB)(SC)(SD) \end{pspicture}}\end{document}

TexStudio settings:

Build&View: txs:///pdf-chain
DefaultCompiler: txs:///pdflatex

pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 --enable-write18 -interaction=nonstopmode %.tex

Error I get:

<C:/Program Files/MiKTeX 2.9/fonts/type1/public/amsfonts/cm/cmr7.pfb>

<C:/Program Files/MiKTeX 2.9/fonts/type1/public/amsfonts/cm/cmmi10.pfb>[1

]

pdfcrop: The script engine could not be found. pdfcrop: Data: scriptEngine="perl.exe", scriptName="pdfcrop"

Process exited normally

Johannes_B
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Seems MikTeX doesn't come with some version of PERL installed.

I guess you need to manually install that programming language for pdfcrop to work.
Have a look at activePerl or strawberryPerl.
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rstm
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Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:07 pm
Thank you, but how I tell top Miktex, where perl is installed?
By the way, a several years ago there was a similar post:
https://latex.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=14677

Johannes_B
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If perl is installed correctly, it is included in the PATH and every program will find it.

If it is a MikTeX thing, have you had a look at the bug tracker?
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

rstm
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Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:07 pm
Where I can look at bug tracker?
I am not a programmer to go to internals of MikTex.
I only want to use PStricks to draw pictures.

Stefan Kottwitz
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PSTricks usually works fine with XeLaTeX. In that case you don't need pdfcrop or perl. Just remove \usepackage{auto-pst-pdf} and compile with XeLaTeX instead of pdfLaTeX.

Stefan

rstm
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But I want to work with pdf-latex. Xetex has its drawbacks.

https://tex.stackexchange.com/questions ... tex-luatex