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Sublime Latexing and Knitr on .RNW files : Send lines to R console for evaluation

I am using Sublime Text 3 and the Latexing package to apply Knitr to compile .Rnw files that contain both Latex and R code. Overall, it works well in that I can compile the .Rnw files into PDFs ...
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Why do we use a star (*) after a command in LaTeX? [duplicate]

I sometimes see some code snippets including star (*) with command such as \hspace*{.5em}, \newcommand*{}, \chapter*{}. I wonder what the star is for in latex format when collaborating with a ...
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Reverse LaTeXing [duplicate]

My system got formatted completely. I dont have any files related to tex. So I installed TeXLive and texmaker on my pc. But yes, I have the pdf generated by the tex file. Is it possible to get my tex ...
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What is the latest progress in the realm of TeX? [closed]

Motivation TeX.SE as well as external resources contain information from as far as 2010 regarding e.g. LuaTeX, XeLaTeX, microtype, and popular dilemmas such as KOMA/memoir or babel/polyglossia, which ...
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Where does LaTeX loose its breath? [closed]

LaTeX is a markup(typesetting) language typically used to typeset books. It has got a huge collection of classes and packages to work with. Now, obviously, LaTeX cannot be compared to Adobe ...
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Does the LaTeX kernel define font-shape macros that expand to `it', `sc', etc.?

I need to perform a test on the current font shape. More specifically, I need to detect whether the current font shape is italic or slanted. Joseph Wright already provided a solution in his answer to ...
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How do you make a proof not italic?

I am new to LaTex. The following is my proof. How do I code it so that it's not italic? \\Proof: \indent \forall A \in \mathcal{A}, let B_{A} \: be \: the \: collection \: of \: all \: subsets \: ...
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Will TeX become mainstream one day? [closed]

I remember starting LaTeX when I was in the last year of my undergraduate studies .I was fascinated by a book in Industrial Organisation, partly because it was a good book per se, but also because I ...
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Reference of Latex/Plain Tex control sequences

I'm looking for a reference of the control sequences defined in Latex and plain Tex similar to this one for the build-in primitives. The Texbook states that there are about 600 macros in plain Tex. ...
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Special string like \LaTeX [duplicate]

I am looking for a list of all the strings the render special in LaTeX, for example \latex and \python, I believe are both special. Are there others? Is there a list somewhere?
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What date should I specify in the optional argument of \NeedsTeXFormat?

Subsection 4.1 of LaTeX2e for class and package writers contains the following passage: \NeedsTeXFormat {⟨format-name⟩} [⟨release-date⟩] This command tells TeX that this file should be ...
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Is a graphical document author/designer interface realizable with LaTeX3?

With the separation of document authorship, design, and implementation, is a graphical tool for the end-user within reach? LyX tries to do this today, but LaTeX2e is not well-designed for such an ...
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How do you read LaTeX syntax

Coming from the programming language side, I am used to the very regular syntax of these languages. E.g. in Python a function call has to be like below: callfun(arg1,arg2,key1=val1,key2,val=2) This ...
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is there a minimal converter of well-defined latex to xhtml?

is there a good clean minimal converter of well-defined latex code into html (preferably perl)? I have played with htlatex and latex2html, but they are too ambitious and too complex in their goals ...
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What is LaTeX? a software or a makup language?

According to Wikipedia: LaTeX is a document preparation system and document markup language. LaTeX is not the name of a particular editing program, but refers to the encoding or tagging ...
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How to force LaTeX only commands?

Recently, I learned that for a long time I have been doing all of my mathematics in LaTeX incorrectly! I was using the $ TeX commands instead of the \( and \) LaTeX commands! I immediately went back ...
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Creating a Combined Table of Contents for Multiple LaTeX Documents [closed]

My research diary is composed of many separate LaTeX documents each with their own sections and subsections. Is there an (easy) way to extract all of these section and subsection headings from these ...
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Document management system [closed]

Is there any free / open source DMS for latex documents , which is simple to install and manage, not bulky (enterprize grade), help search the document and has revision control if possible? (I've ...
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High-profile cases of non-compliance with the LaTeX Project Public License?

As I'm getting more and more interested in releasing packages of my own in the future, I just read the LaTeX Project Public License (or LPPL). This document defines, among other things, the rules for ...
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Using Metapost inline in LaTeX (no ConTeXt)

When I was more active in LaTeX and Metapost (~10 years ago) I could not find a way to directly use Metapost in LaTeX. There were few tutorials on how to use it within ConTeXt, but for using it with ...
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LaTeX motto/slogan

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this, I mean, it's not specifically related to LaTeX typesetting. But here it goes. I'm making a presentation to introduce LaTeX to university students, ...
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Can I release a class file created by me under gpl?

I have created a LaTeX class file. Can I release a class file created by me under gpl?
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“Well-formed” LaTeX?

Some "commands" in LaTeX are stand-alone. For example \documentclass{...} or \textemdash. Some others have closing "commands". For example, \begin{document} and \end{document}, or \begin{equation} ...
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What would draw a student of the humanities to (La)TeX systems?

I've been given permission to put up a poster in the campus writing center. The primary users of this writing center are from the humanities—those students who need to write rather long papers on a ...
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Who can I get to do this? [closed]

I am a Senior in High School and I would love to do my Senior Project on LaTeX, but I have a problem. Who can I get to be my mentor/expert? I only know one person who knows about this but he lives ...
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Are there any open research problems in the world of TeX?

For a year-long capstone project in computer science, I have to do some 'original research.' I'm still not entirely sure what this entails, but it just struck me that perhaps I can do research and ...
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Will LaTeX work on any TeX?

As I understand it, latex is simply a macro package for tex, as in tex the program, not the format. (Again, weird, but I understand LaTeX to be a format of TeX.) Does this imply that LaTeX the ...
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What is the main difference between command latex, tex, pdflatex, pdftex … and all the other commands? [duplicate]

I am new to TeX world, and I use pdfLatex very often. But sometimes pdfLatex do not work. So I begin to wonder what the difference between all these tex commands. Please give me some guiding ...
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why latex templates downloaded from latextemplates.com not working in my tex editor?

I downloaded templates from latextemplates.com and opened them in texeditor and kile and while compiling it gives so many errors but I am able to compile them online on share latex website.Can anyone ...
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Alternatives to LaTeX

Are there any professional alternatives to TeX/LaTeX which produce equal or even better typesetting? Maybe expensive commercial ones. The software counts if it is comparable or superior to LaTeX ...
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Is LaTeX nowadays still that superior to Word? [closed]

I've been trying to switch to LaTeX from Word (with which I have good experience) And I've been disapointed after some days of LaTeX learning and creating. I like the layout of the report class of ...
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LaTeX integration in a business environment [duplicate]

Is there any business out there that uses LaTeX instead of word? I would like to know how it is being used as I would like to introduce it where I work.
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Which hash-tag should we use in social media?

Now that facebook is using hash-tags I wondered what users had to say about #LaTeX, but to my surprise (well, it was obvious...), I found plenty of stuff related to latex clothing... The question is: ...
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(La)TeX Logo - Where does it come from? [duplicate]

Being a big fan of "logo design" I was wondering where the (La)TeX logo comes from. I found Custom LaTeX logo explaining how to make my own (La)TeX like logo. Since everything within (La)TeX ...
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If LaTeX is only a macro package, why does it have its own executable?

From other answers on this site and the FAQ of the TeX User Group my understanding is that: TeX is the original typesetting program, written by Knuth Omega, eTeX, pdfTeX, XeTeX, LuaTeX are engines. ...
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How to explain LaTeX to an author from a structured authoring background [closed]

Technical authoring, especially in the computer documentation genre, is commonly discussed in terms of structured authoring, and might be becoming synonymous with it. In structured authoring, the ...
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List of agreed transliterations for TeX related logos for ebook publications?

Addison-Wesley is currently looking at providing an ebook version of The LaTeX Companion and while this is fairly simple if one provides it as a PDF document, any reflowable format, such as epub, ...
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How do packages work ? Why aren't they all pre-initiated?

I have been using LaTeX for about a month now and whenever I have a question, most answers involve adding new packages to the preamble. My question is, how do these packages work? Are they all ...
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How exactly are TeX and LaTeX related? [duplicate]

I know that plain TeX is the low-level typographical language that describes nearly every aspect of presentation, taking care of things like paragraph breaks, new pages, and the like. I know (well, ...
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How are (La)TeX projects financed?

Not sure if this is appropriate for TEX.SX, but I'll ask anyway. Though not a question on the use or feature of (La)TeX and friends, this question is relevant inasmuch as it is about the financial ...
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Visual comparison between LaTeX and Word output (hyphenation, typesetting, ligatures etc)

I really want to convince my friends and family that LaTeX is the choice for them when it comes to formatting and creating beautiful documents. I am aware of the major advantages that come with using ...
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Static analysis of LaTeX documents?

For programming languages like C, C++, C#, Java and so on there always exist some kind of static analysers, tools that check the sourcecode for unreachable code, unused variables, memory leaks and ...
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Printing >, <, and % in LaTeX [duplicate]

Please help me with this. How to print >, < and % in LaTeX. Backslash doesn't seem to work!
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Custom symbol on top of a variable which automatically gets scaled?

I want a custom symbol on top of a variable. The problem is that the symbol size always keeps the same if the variable size is changed. In a more sophisticated formula with fractions etc. that looks ...
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Which TeX should one start out with? [closed]

Ever since learning Vim, I've felt slow going in anything else. Lately I've been writing my notes and other small documents in Markdown using Vim. I've decided to to take it a step further by ...
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How is it possible to put hidden data in LaTeX?

In my LaTeX document, I would like to put hidden data, like a marker or tag. The idea behind it is to be able to return an explicit error message. For example in this latex file, I would like to put a ...
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How to write LaTeX comments in Visual Studio 2012 [closed]

I want to write comments in Visual Studio (2012) that contain LaTeX syntax. There is some plug-in to add to Visual Studio that will enable me to write comment in LaTeX and then see it as LaTeX (e.g. ...
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Handwritten math formula recognition to LaTeX [closed]

I am looking for a way to integrate handwritten math formula recognition (to LaTex) in my app. A good example of this can be seen here http://webdemo.visionobjects.com/equation.html?locale=default ...
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Why use plain TeX exclusively and eschew LaTeX2e entirely, nowadays? [duplicate]

I was surprised to learn that some users, as show in this post, stil insist on working exclusively in plain Tex, as opposed to LaTeX. I most certainly understand the benefits of occasionally ...
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Is combination of markdown and LaTeX a future trend of LaTeX development? [closed]

I think markdown language is encroaching on the market of LaTeX, could latex developers share about your opinions on this language? Do you think a kind of combination of markdown and LaTeX be a good ...