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TeX Live Debian update 20200804

Posted on August 18, 2020 by There and back again Feed

The usual monthly drop of TeX Live packages. This time it took a few iterations to fix upgrade problems due to files being moved, but now we are there. All arch all packages have...

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Create your Tweepy/AWS-powered Twitter bot in a day

Posted on August 16, 2020 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

This post wants to convince you to try out creating a Twitter bot using Python Tweepy and AmazonAWS Lambda because it’s easy and fun. Of course, you can use any other utilities but Tweepy and AWS Lambda are the ones I tried. This is not a full tutorial but I can make one if anyone is interested. Inspired by the #100DaysofDH challenge In this post, I will just give you some basic Twitter knowledge, links for what you need to know to get it done and a link to the github of my #100DaysofDH challenge for which I implemented such a bot. If you want more guidance, please let me know. Also, read the post on the challenge because I noted down some restrictions I realized the Twitter automation guidelines impose on bots as I went along. In my example, I think I’m actually doing one or two things which you actually shouldn’t do (I think bots shouldn’t like postsread more Create your Tweepy/AWS-powered Twitter bot in a day

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My experiences speaking at the online TeXUsersGroup Annual Meeting #TUG2020

Posted on August 8, 2020 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

Today I want to give you a quick update on what I’ve been doing – maybe a little bit as an excuse for why you haven’t been getting the usual amount of content from me. Apart from having lots of work to do, I did two talks at the (all-online) TeXUsersGroup Annual Meeting #TUG2020. And, of course, the two proceedings papers to go with it, appearing in the next issue of TUGboat. Stay tuned for that and consider joining your local TeX users group if you aren’t a member already! A Ninja and Noob revival Together with our friend the noob, we did a talk as a follow up to the initial guest post and our TUGboat contribution. It was about how folkx from the Humanities and non-technical backgrounds can be motivated and empowered into becoming part of the #TeXLaTeX community.   A talk on didactical reduction versus references In one of my first covid lockdown blogposts, I mentioned thatread more My experiences speaking at the online TeXUsersGroup Annual Meeting #TUG2020

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Overleaf Shortlisted for 2020 SaaS Awards

Posted on August 5, 2020 by Overleaf Feed

We’re thrilled to announce that Overleaf is a finalist in the 2020 SaaS Awards Program in the category Best SaaS for Nonprofits or Education.

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Lose-Blatt-Sammlungen mit LaTeX

Posted on August 2, 2020 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Für ein spezielles Projekt habe ich eine Möglichkeit gesucht, eine Lose-Blatt-Sammlung mit LaTeX zu gestalten. Lose-Blatt-Sammlung heißt in dem Zusammenhang: 1) Für jede (logische) Seite existiert ein separates Unterdokument. 2) Im Dateinamen jedes Unterdokuments ist die Seitennummer enthalten. 3) Einzelne Seiten können dadurch problemlos ausgetauscht werden, ohne dass sich die Seitenzahlen der anderen Seiten ändern. […]

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Overleaf Help CUAir Take Off

Posted on July 28, 2020 by Overleaf Feed

Overleaf is sponsoring Cornell University's Unmanned Air Systems (CUAir) team for the second year running! We're delighted with the reaction since they switched to using Overleaf for their technical documentation, which Sheel from the Design & Operations Team at CUAir sums up very succinctly: “Overleaf truly embraces a collaborative culture, and we’re proof of that. We’ll still be using Overleaf for next year’s journal paper; we’ve loved using Overleaf.” Sheel Yerneni, Design & Operations Team - CUAir

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Learning to program: How to master a programming language fast

Posted on July 26, 2020 by LaTeX Ninja'ing and the Digital Humanities Feed

I’ll write a summary about my experiences at this weekend’s TeXUsersGroup conference (#TUG2020) soon but today I wanted to share this post I had already prepared and scheduled: about ways to accelerate mastering a programming language. Of course, I can’t guarantee this will work for you and ‘fast’ is always relative. You can do a fast 3-day-binge but not really have mastered the language (obviously). Fast in terms of actual programming language mastery could mean a year or two, depending on your previous knowledge with programming. But enough of the disclaimers, let’s get to it! Learn as you go My first tip is to learn as you go, that means on the one hand that you jump into it without expecting from yourself to acquire all possible theoretical knowledge first. This ensures you get practice fast. It will let you use the language rightaway and only learn things you’ll actually use. That’s how I suggest you start using Linux byread more Learning to program: How to master a programming language fast

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Glisterings: The Book

Posted on July 25, 2020 by TeX Users Group Feed

TUG has published a third book, Glisterings: LaTeX and Other Oddments, by Peter Wilson, a collection of 27 columns on LaTeX and other topics written for TUGboat , It is softcover, 130 pages, 8.5x11, ISBN 098246262X, available from TUG for $20 including shipping or from Amazon (more links on the book's page). The original columns as published in TUGboat are available to all in the journal archives. For this book, they were corrected and augmented where needed. The author also wrote a brief introduction, and prepared an extensive index and bibliography. This book joins the two others published by TUG some years ago, TeX People: Interviews from the world of TeX, and TeX's 2^5 Anniversary: A Commemorative Collection. Although the book is not specifically related to the TUG'20 conference going on as we write this, it seemed a good time to announce it! Please join us at the conference (link for Zoom clients, meeting ID 95051714640, youtube link on conference pages). Hope everyone enjoys!

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Sorting Glossaries with bib2gls

Posted on July 19, 2020 by Feed

In previous posts I discussed the glossaries package (which can be extended with the glossaries-extra package) and also using makeindex or xindy to sort the terms that had been indexed in the document. This post describes another tool, bib2gls, which can be used instead of makeindex or xindy.

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Verwalten von beamer-Hintergrundmaterial als Anhang

Posted on July 19, 2020 by Uwe Ziegenhagen Feed

Remark: An English version of this article has been published on Stellen wir uns vor, dass wir in einer Präsentation eine Abschlussarbeit verteidigen müssen. Es kann sein, dass weitergehende Fragen kommen, die dann tiefergehend beantwortet werden müssen. Wir könnten das entsprechende Material direkt in die Präsentation setzen, müssen dann beim Vortrag aber eventuell Folien […]

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TUG 2020 program now with local time support

Posted on July 15, 2020 by TeX talk Feed

Now there are only a few days left until the TeX Users Group meeting 2020…

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Managing beamer background materials with beamerappendixnote

Posted on July 14, 2020 by Feed

Imagine you are in a situation where you need to defend your thesis. Besides the actual presentation slides you have prepared lots of additional slides, just in case someone asks for the details of your proofs, etc. You could put them to the end of your presentation and manually jump there and back which I do clearly not recommend as it destroys the “natural flow” of your presentation. It is way better to use hyperlinks to get directly to the corresponding note and back. Until today I created these links manually, now I discovered a package named beamerappendixnote which automates these steps.

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Overleaf Helps Zebracorns Robotics Team Create High-Quality Scientific Papers

Posted on July 13, 2020 by Overleaf Feed

The Zebracorns High School Robotics team from Durham, North Carolina, USA, consists of approximately 40-50 students who design, build, program and test a 150-pound robot to compete in various robotics competitions throughout the year.

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TUG 2020 program schedule online

Posted on July 10, 2020 by Feed

Great progress in a few days! Now there are 224 registered participants. And the program schedule with times and abstracts is online now:

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A Case Study: How to Create Professional Looking Documents In-House

Posted on July 7, 2020 by Overleaf Feed

Overleaf was chosen by Digital Science for the production of their report writing. The tool provides seamless integration with the data analysis software Digital Science uses as well as enables easy collaboration across business functions.

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