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Recent content in latex on Dan MacKinlayHugo -- gohugo.ioen-usTue, 13 Apr 2021 15:23:14 +0800LaTeX symbols, fonts and character sets
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Tue, 13 Apr 2021 15:23:14 +0800https://danmackinlay.name/notebook/latex_symbols.htmlUnicode pdfLaTeX XeTeX unicode-math Modern fonts Special symbols Emoji Stochastic independence symbol ⫫ Conditional | Bold in mathematics Changing case Latex has been around for a few decades now, and a lot of weird stuff has happened in that time, e.g. they invented the € symbol. Here is how one keeps up with the typographical times.
First, be aware that there are may systems for encoding characters and information about them that can be used by TeX.Mathematics without LaTeX
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Sat, 30 Jan 2021 11:10:18 +1100https://danmackinlay.name/notebook/latex_free_mathematics.htmlMathJax KaTeX plasTeX Inlined HTML mathematics Mathquill MathML But why can’t the whole internet be LaTeX? You just want equations? You don’t need TeX-the-software, just TeX-the-mathematical-markup. Lots of things can render TeX math. In particular if you have an HTML or a markdown document with mathematical markup, many mathematical typesetting options are available. In fact, too many, all with incompatible syntax of course. The de facto standard is pandoc, which is what I usually use for turning my markdown+math into various documents (including, for example, parts of this blog).LaTeX
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Thu, 24 Dec 2020 08:09:54 +1100https://danmackinlay.name/notebook/latex.htmlHistory Installing TeX No TeX at all Reverse LaTeX Invocation Run like a normal unix program latexmk Include in python Submitting to Arxiv Putting dates in drafts Spacing Death-or-define macro Symbols, fonts Algorithms algorithmicx algorithms algorithm2e program IDs (ORCID, DOI etc) Mathematical hacks Spacing and line breaking Math size Arrays Defining new operators Navigation Numbering floats by chapter Hyperlinks Glossaries Tables Version control Diagrams SVG PFGPlots Editors Citations and bibliographies Posters Miscellaneous IEEE style specialties fun.VS Code as LaTeX editor
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Thu, 17 Dec 2020 10:12:10 +1100https://danmackinlay.name/notebook/vs_code_for_latex.htmlLaTeX-Workshop Snippets Build recipes SyncTeX Gotchas Spell checking Texlab LaTeX-Workshop LaTeX-Workshop is the de facto standard VS Code LaTeX editing extension. Originally I was opposed it because despite having many features it ended up being confusing when things went wrong (Where WAS that syntax error?) and it is certainly more maximalist than I would prefer.
However, the new version is much better; you just need to make sure the little TeX sidebar is active and everything becomes apparent.Editors for LaTeX
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Mon, 05 Oct 2020 15:03:17 +1100https://danmackinlay.name/notebook/latex_editors.htmlSyncTeX Overleaf Mathematica Interchangeable editors VS Code with LaTex-Workshop TeXShop TeXWorks TeXStudio TexMaker Atom LyX TeXmacs Why are there so many editors for LaTeX? They all seem reasonably interchangeable in terms of features. I use whichever one I can remember the name of at the time, although recently mostly I have avoided specialist editors and used my normal editor vs code, which works about as well as everything else.LaTeX Installation
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Mon, 10 Feb 2020 19:38:30 +1100https://danmackinlay.name/notebook/latex_installation.htmlMinimalist TeX Minimalist TeXLive TinyTeX MikTeX Distro package maanger Docker TeX Installing TeX packages Example TeX dependencies Fonts Mirror choice With special emphasis on installing only the needful things.
MacTeX or MikTex or TexLive or whatever waste your hard disk space if you install the whole gigantic thing. 5Gb for a 1980s typesetting system is cheeky, especially from people who delight in claiming that Microsoft Word is over-engineered, and that they are keeping it serious with their svelte, elegant, professional alternative.