5
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Naming conventions for macro names that include the package name

Background Many packages provide commands that have the full name of the package, or an abbreviation, as part of the command name. Sometimes the package name (or abbreviation) is at the beginning of ...
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Can I change the language the commands are written in to British English?

Hi basically I am a newbie to this software, just getting the hang of the basics but I found that all the commands are in american english. Is there something I can use, download or one of these ...
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1answer
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Macro naming best practice?

Is there a preferred or generally accepted idiom for naming user defined macros? I notice that in the change from Tufte 3.5.0 to 3.5.2, for example, the names of the debugging macros have change, for ...
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1answer
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choosing macro names so as to avoid namespace conflicts

I wish to choose names for macros in a manner that is least likely to conflict with names of other macros (including macros in packages that are not included in a document). Therefore, simply ...
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3answers
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How would you name these fraction macros?

I've got four macros now for typesetting fractions in text mode. The first writes them horizontally (shilling style, with a hyphen), the second writes them diagonally, the third writes them ...
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Having multiple commands with underscores and numbers that start with same text

Recently me and some friends really got into "making everything compilable". More specifically, we need to do a lot of matlab calculations, and then we need to put the results into a tex document. ...
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4answers
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\span as a math operator

I'd like \span to be a math operator (for the span of a set of vectors), but apparently it's already a TeX command. What do you guys recommend I do instead? (I don't really want a strange capital ...
5
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1answer
203 views

What do you call those things you use in LaTeX to format text?

I want many times to ask questions but I don't know what to call those. Are they called tags? Commands? Formatters? Example: \example{example} I know my question is general but that's what the ...
2
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2answers
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Setting a common prefix for macro names

Is it possible to set a common prefix for all macros in a package? Something like: \def\prefix{mypackage} \newcommand{{\prefix}macroone}{ ... } % does not work, of course ...
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What is the right way to redefine macros defined by babel?

If I want to use the babel package and redefine a macro such as \contentsname, what is the right way to go about this? Just putting \renewcommand in the preamble doesn't work. This sort of works ...