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Folien von der FrosCon 2014

Posted on August 24, 2014 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Hier meine Folien vom heutigen LaTeX-Vortrag auf der FrosCon. Froscon-2014-Folien (PDF) TeX Dateien (zip) Für Einsteiger in Sachen LaTeX sind folgende Dokumente interessant: http://www.dante.de/events/dante2014/Programm/Vortraege/partosch.pdf www.tex.ac.uk/ctan/info/lshort/german/l2kurz.pdf Als Buch für Einsteiger empfehle ich das Einführungsbuch von Herbert Voss: http://www.dante.de/index/Literatur/Einfuehrung.html

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biblatex for statisticians

Posted on August 22, 2014 by Rob J Hyndman: Research tips Feed

I am now using biblatex for all my bibliographic work as it seems to have developed enough to be stable and reliable. The big advantage of biblatex is that it is easy to format the bibliography to conform to specific journal or publisher styles. It is also possible to have structured bibliographies (e.g., divided into sections: books, papers, R packages, etc.) Here is my default setting which should be suitable for almost all statistics and econometrics journals. % Load the package \usepackage{url} \usepackage[style=authoryear, bibencoding=utf8, minnames=1, maxnames=3, maxbibnames=99, natbib=true, dashed=false, terseinits=true, firstinits=true, uniquename=false, uniquelist=true, labeldate=true, doi=false, isbn=false, natbib=true, backend=biber]{biblatex} % Change the default formatting to be more "statistical" \DeclareFieldFormat{url}{\url{#1}} \DeclareFieldFormat[article]{pages}{#1} \DeclareFieldFormat[inproceedings]{pages}{\lowercase{pp.}#1} \DeclareFieldFormat[incollection]{pages}{\lowercase{pp.}#1} \DeclareFieldFormat[article]{volume}{\mkbibbold{#1}} \DeclareFieldFormat[article]{number}{\mkbibparens{#1}} \DeclareFieldFormat[article]{title}{\MakeCapital{#1}} \DeclareFieldFormat[article]{url}{} \DeclareFieldFormat[book]{url}{} \DeclareFieldFormat[inbook]{url}{} \DeclareFieldFormat[incollection]{url}{} \DeclareFieldFormat[inproceedings]{url}{} \DeclareFieldFormat[inproceedings]{title}{#1} \DeclareFieldFormat{shorthandwidth}{#1} % No dot before number of articles \usepackage{xpatch} \xpatchbibmacro{volume+number+eid}{\setunit*{\adddot}}{}{}{} % Remove In: for an article. \renewbibmacro{in:}{% \ifentrytype{article}{}{% \printtext{\bibstring{in}\intitlepunct}}} % Get rid of months in citations \AtEveryBibitem{\clearfield{month}} \AtEveryCitekey{\clearfield{month}} If you already use natbib, then all you have to do is replace \usepackage{natbib} with the above code in your preamble, remove any \bibliographystyle commands, move \bibliography{bibfile} to the preamble, and add \printbibliography where you want the bibliography to appear. All the \citet and \citep commands should still work without modification. It ...

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Debian/TeX Live 2014.20140821-1

Posted on August 21, 2014 by There and back again Feed

After my well earnedd summer break, here another round of updates to the TeX Live packages, with lots of new and updated packages. Packages are on the way to the servers and should arrive at end users over the next days. Updated packages achemso, amscls, animate, answers, babel-greek, beebe, biblatex-chicago, bidi, bidicontour, bidipagegrid, chemmacros, chemnum, […] The post Debian/TeX Live 2014.20140821-1 appeared first on There and back again.

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Debian/TeX Live 2014.20140821-1

Posted on August 21, 2014 by There and back again Feed

After my well earned summer break, here another round of updates to the TeX Live packages, with lots of new and updated packages. Packages are on the way to the servers and should arrive at end users over the next days. Updated packages achemso, amscls, animate, answers, babel-greek, beebe, biblatex-chicago, bidi, bidicontour, bidipagegrid, chemmacros, chemnum, […] The post Debian/TeX Live 2014.20140821-1 appeared first on There and back again.

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PGFPlots 1.11 released

Posted on August 15, 2014 by LaTeX Community News Feed

Christian Feuersänger released version 1.11 of PGFPlots. It's already one week ago, but regarding this special package that news is important for me, so I share it also here. Furthermore, there are news about the future development. I would live to highlight two of the new features.

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Un hook de pre-commit pour s'assurer d'ajouter des % en fin de ligne

Posted on August 10, 2014 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Lorsqu'on crée une commande LaTeX, il est quasi-obligatoire de mettre un « % » à la fin de chaque ligne pour éviter les espaces indésirables. Si vous versionnez votre code avec Git, il est possible de vérifier automatiquement la présence de ces %, grâce à un hook de pre-commit. Le hook empêchant l'ajout de ligne sans ce %. Pourquoi mettre des % en fin de ligne à la fin des commandes ? En TeX, les fins de lignes sont considérés comme des simples espaces. Ce qui pose problème si on fait tenir un (...) - Package

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LaTeX Tricks (IX)

Posted on August 8, 2014 by LaTeX Community News Feed

We describe here how to display date & time in a standard format, write (draw) dash integrals, number rows in tables, use unhabitual punctuation marks: interrobang and percontation point, draw dependency arrows, distinguish between ConTeXt, LuaTeX, teTeX and XeTeX.

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2014-08-08 A problem with a command with an optional star

Posted on August 8, 2014 by Content AND Presentation Feed

TL;DR: I wanted to be smart, and it backfired.

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Eledmac users list

Posted on August 6, 2014 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

There was a historical list of (e)ledmac users. Unfortunately, it was created by previous maintainer, from whom I have no news. The provider of this list deleted it, without warning. I therefore created a new list. This list is designed for mutual help between users. Use the following form to subscribe/unsubscribe to it. Then, send emails to eledmac [at] lists.tuxfamily.org - (e)led(mac/par)

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Undefining a command in LaTeX

Posted on August 5, 2014 by Blog on Latex Matters Feed

I was editing a poster and didn’t know whether or not to include a bibliography. I had already added \cite commands and wanted to get an idea of what it looks like without bibliography. So I commented out \printbiliography to get rid of the bibliography, but the numbers were still in the text. Removing all ...

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A simple exsheets/tasks Example

Posted on August 3, 2014 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Here’s a simple example for the exsheets/tasks packages, taken from the tasks Documentation. \documentclass[12pt,ngerman]{scrartcl}   \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{babel} \usepackage{tasks} \usepackage{exsheets}   \begin{document}   \settasks{ counter-format = qu.tsk, item-indent = 2em, label-width = 2em, label-offset = 0pt }   \begin{question}[type=exam]{4} I have these two tasks for you. Shall we begin? \begin{tasks}(2) \task The first task: easy! […]

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15 TikZ examples added to the gallery

Posted on July 30, 2014 by TeXample.net weblog Feed

15 TikZ examples added to the gallery

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Listen in Spalten

Posted on July 21, 2014 by TeXwelt Feed

Bei der Arbeit zu meinem Paket exsheets, mit dem man Übungsblätter oder auch Übungsaufgaben in Büchern (jeweils mit Lösungen) erstellen kann, bin ich auf folgende Aufgabe gestoßen: In vielen Mathebüchern nicht nur meiner Schulzeit, sondern auch in aktuellen, findet man … Weiterlesen →

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LyX 2.1.1 released

Posted on July 20, 2014 by LaTeX Community News Feed

LyX got a small maintenance update, the current version is now 2.1.1. It's important to update, if you already use v2.1.0, since there's a serious bug which was handled now: with 2.1.0 data loss could occur when LyX would crash during saving, leaving the document fiel corrupted. Though the exact cause is not clear yet, the developers implemented a workaround: now LyX renames the original file bevor saving, keeping it as a temporary backup. This file could be used for restoring, just in a case of such a crash.

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LyX 2.1.1 erschienen

Posted on July 18, 2014 by TeXwelt Feed

LyX erhielt ein kleines Wartungs-Update auf 2.1.1. Im wesentlichen gibt es einen Workaround für ein ernstes Problem: mit 2.1.0 gibt es beim Speichern sporadisch Abstürze, wodurch Daten verlorengehen können, wenn das originale Dokument durch den abgebrochenen Speichervorgang korrupt hinterlassen wird. … Weiterlesen →

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