# lingtrees on Miktex [closed]

I'm using MikTex 2.9 on Windows 7. I also have python 2.7 installed and added to my path. I'm trying to install and use lingtrees to draw syntax trees. Unfortunately it doesn't have a MikTex distribution, so I have to install it by hand. I am using this distribution (the documentation by itself is here). I've create a local tex mf directory and added it as a root in MikTex options. I added each of the necessary sty files to that directory, and trees.py is also in my path. I tried compiling this minimal document that comes with the distribution:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}

\usepackage{cm-lingmacros, lingtrees}

\begin{document}
Here is a very simple example:
\begin{example}
.[
S
NP
John
VP
V
bit
NP|tri
Fido's best mate|tri
.]
\end{example}
That was easy, wasn't it?
\end{document}


But instead of producing a tree, the bracketed notation is output (minus the newlines). "That was easy, wasn't it?" Not really. Any ideas?

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## closed as too localized by Alan Munn, percusse, Stefan Kottwitz♦Jan 7 '12 at 21:29

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Is there some reason you need to use lingtrees? I would recommend qtree or tikz-qtree (especially the latter) as a much simpler alternative. See e.g. How to draw syntactical trees with parallel leafs for a natural language? for some examples. – Alan Munn Nov 10 '11 at 23:42
qtree is not an option because it does not work in figure environments. I was trying to use this because a professor recommended it; however, he's a linux user. I'll investigate tikz-qtree. – Nate Glenn Nov 10 '11 at 23:52
What? qtree certainly works in figure environments. Maybe you should post a minimal example of what you don't think works with qtree and we can fix that. – Alan Munn Nov 11 '11 at 0:02
Huh. Looking at the documentation, I see that it is just automath that has trouble in figure environments in qtree. I feel silly. Except that now I've learned that tikz-qtree is way better. I'll leave the question just in case, though. Thanks! – Nate Glenn Nov 11 '11 at 0:12
Even that doesn't appear to be quite true. A quick test shows that the automath stuff works inside figures as well as long as it's inside the Tree itself. – Alan Munn Nov 11 '11 at 0:22