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Automatic reformatting / style checking of input files? [duplicate]

Coming from Python land, one of the best tools is autopep8 and alike which automatically tweak the layout and spacing of your programs to fit the PEP8 code style guide. My basic question is: are ...
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Indentation marker for listings

I'm currently writing a document that contains several code samples. I included them as lstlistings and played around with the colors and everything, so they loot quite nice now. My only problem is ...
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Python code block outside of margin

I want to include some Python code to my Latex document. I have read this Tex Stackexchange question and added the following code to get syntax highlights: \usepackage{color} ...
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Best practice for writing. Oneliner? Enter key? \\? \newline? [duplicate]

I just started using LaTeX to write my bachelor thesis and everything is already set up and working (took 2 weeks but it is finally done). I was just starting to write a chapter and am wondering what ...
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Is there an accepted best practice when it comes out to laying out code? [duplicate]

Many languages, such as python, have strict rules as to how best to lay out the code. I have looked around but I can't find anything that details this for Latex. For example when looking at creating ...
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How does the stripcommand in the pgfmanual file work?

I am trying to understand how commands are typeset for use in LaTeX documentation. To clarify, not using LaTeX to create documentation, rather to write documentation in LaTeX about using LaTeX (like ...
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question regarding tex design previously done by Yannis

i obtained a repository dump from github phd-master ( impressive work Yiannis has done i must acknowledge) i am in the process or rereading my draft of work for self publishing- and i have looked ...
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List of books written in LaTeX with the source available

Is there a list of open source LaTeX books? I've only found these books but I want to know if there is a list with more diversity as this has only mathematical books. I want to find open source books ...
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Box and title of the box containing code [duplicate]

As the attached picture describe, this is what I am trying to replicate. Now the text does not need to be the same, since I am going to write different content inside but I really like the way this ...
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How to stop verbatim from converting tabs to spaces?

I am using verbatim to put some sample code in my document: \begin{verbatim} [start] printf{"Start command received"}; [stop] printf{"Stop command received"}; \end{verbatim} I ...
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How can I add source code like the following image in the beamer frame?

I have tried the listings package, but the question is that I can not type math equation in it. (The line number on the left start from the first line, i.e. type val is also OK for me.)
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What is the best way to include R code in the Latex paragraph

I am a newbie in Latex. I have two simple questions regarding including R code in Latex. Q1: For a block of R code, I use 'listings' package, as follows. \documentclass[12pt]{report} ...
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Bold code in listings environment

I want to do a box like this but the bold text doesn't appear. Edited: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings,xcolor,etoolbox,lmodern} \definecolor{verbgray}{gray}{0.9} ...
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Put default text in listings environment

I want to make a gray box with some code inside but it should already appear a centered tilde followed by a dollar sign. Or how can I use a command inside the environment to obtain certain text like ...
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Edit LaTeX source in LyX

I recently installed LyX 2.0.1 (2011-08-31). I have the option to display the LaTeX source. I have tried to modify this source (in the LyX tab) in order to get some changes in the LyX file and the pdf ...
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How do I highlight a block of source code in LaTeX?

I have many blocks of source code in my document (each of them is at least 40 lines). I would like to format parts of these code blocks, preferably with some annotations on the right. I was thinking ...
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Listing sourcecode - two columns, associations with colored background

I stumbeled over a way of formatting sourcecode in a book I am currently reading. It looks like this: So basically we have a following structure: There are two columns. Left column contains the ...
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LESS and SASS source code formatting

I need to add piece of source code in LESS and SASS. Piece of code is divided into two columns. First column is source code in Less and second column in Sass, something like on this page, but without ...
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What are coding conventions in LaTeX?

What do I mean by Convention? First of all, allow me to clear myself about the word 'conventions. As most of you already know, coding conventions are a set of guidelines for a specific programming ...
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How to insert the inbuilt keywords in latex

I am creating a simple tutorial file to take a seminar. My problem is: I want to get the output as "\textbf is used for making the font bold". How can I get that? Likewise, i want to make this for ...
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LaTeX query about using LaTeX

Is it posible to "nest" the LaTeX source code to a text edit program, so it would be easier for users to use it. I would like to ask you how could I get the LaTeX source code?
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Adding a Caption to \lstnewenvironment using \mdframed

I found on the Internet the piece of LaTeX code I really liked : \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings,mdframed,xcolor} \definecolor{codeBackground}{rgb}{0.9, 0.9, 0.8} ...
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Embedding images in tex file as base64 strings?

A commonly asked question on this site is how to embed images directly in a .tex source file, without the need for the image to exist in a separate file. Examples of such questions (often marked as ...
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TeXShop: Force spaces instead of tabs

Is there a way to make TeXShop insert an arbitrary number of spaces when I press the tab key instead of inserting a tab? This functionality is in TeXnicle and I really like it, but TeXShop is my ...
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Can spaces at the beginning of a line ever cause problems?

To structure my sourcecode, I often use spaces for padding: \newcommand{\st}[1]{% \begin{tabular}{lr} \emph{Student} & \emph{Score}\\ #1 \end{tabular}% } Can this ever cause ...
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Make arrows inside lstlisting

Inside my lstlisting environment I want to make the assignment symbol an arrow instead of =. How can I do that? Adding just \leftarrow doesn't work, because then the whole word is displayed.
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Insert code or text file in latex as is?

Question : How can I insert a txt file ( a source code) as such in latex without any change in indentation, tabs, formatting etc? Scenario : Consider I have a text file as below ( It is a part of a ...
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Why can't TeX Live's size be reduced?

I understand that the following question has been answered Why is the MacTeX distribution so large? Is there anything smaller for OS X? but my question differs from it. I just installed MacTeX and ...
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Where do I find the source code of beamer in a MiKTeX installation?

I'm looking for the source code of default beamer themes (*.sty) for studying purpose. A file content search for keywords like \setbeamertemplate only returns texworks.exe. If these definitions are ...
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Possible to have # start a comment that ends at EOL or at next #, whichever comes first?

I'm trying to create a listings language in which the # symbol starts a comment that ends at the end of the line or at the next # symbol encountered, whichever comes first. Of course, I'd like to ...
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Cyrillic in minted label

Is it posible to use the Cyrillic text for the label option in minted source code listing? I try to compile this piece of latex code with xelatex: ...
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What font do you use for writing latex code? [closed]

While mono-spaced fonts are generally accepted as the best option for programming and coding, I feel they make it to hard to read longer texts and thus are not my preferred font for writing latex. ...
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How can I get proper Matlab syntax when typesetting Matlab source code using the algorithm package?

I'm currently using the algorithm package for typesetting Matlab source code in my document. However, the way keywords are typeset doesn't match the Matlab syntax. For instance, \EndFor is typeset as ...
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Getting the line number in the source code for an equation?

I have a long file (about 5000 lines, the pdf is about 100 pages) and I want to find an equation with a specific number (for example: 11.5) in the source code. Of course, I have access to all the ...
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TeXStudio doesn't recognize some commands

I'm starting to use TeXStudio. I'm having some issues, for example with \begin{align*} \sqrt[n]{a}^2-\sqrt[n]{ab}&=m\sqrt[n]{a}\\ \end{align*} When i put the point on align* i get a small ...
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How does minted work from a point of LaTeX-User?

The package minted is one of the most famous package for highlighting source code. But how does it work?
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Code in listing not formatted correctly [duplicate]

My preamble is as follows: \documentclass{llncs} \usepackage{xcolor} \usepackage{harvard} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{chngcntr} \makeatletter \lst@InstallKeywords ...
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How to recover lost .tex files [closed]

Initial position I recently bought a new computer, and I thought I have backed up all of my LaTeX files and documents from my old computer onto an external hard drive. Upon searching for old LaTeX ...
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How to include a programming language source code file in a plain TeX document?

I have some Java and C source codes and I want to include them in my .tex document. I can't simply copy and paste them into my document: In fact, doing this way, the code won't appear with the right ...
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safe places to skip lines in the source

Ideally, I would like to be able to skip lines before and after \section, before and after many environments (theorem, itemize, enumerate, etc.), between \items in a list, before and after ...
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How can I see the “implementation” of the \LaTeX command?

After reading another question relating to how to see definitions of commands, I tried: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \show\LaTeX \end{document} But this shows me in my logfile: ...
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Writing source code in LaTeX as text

Is there a package that allows source code in LaTeX as text? I rather not use listings package because the code takes too much space. Copy/paste is tedious because the spaces are not preserved.
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Typeset source code with tcolorbox

I want to typeset source code with tcolorbox package. How is possible in this package not to create static boxes but rather boxes that adjust according to the width of the code I write both vertically ...
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Including sample output as whole pages

What would be the best way to include sample LaTeX output, in the form of (reduced) whole pages, into another document that discusses its typesetting? I am thinking of creating one ("example") ...
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TeXstudio not correctly working on Mac OS X

Yesterday I installed TeXstudio on my Ubuntu system. I realized it has nice functions like "jump to PDF" (goes to PDF and highlights the marked text) and "go to source code" (goes to the source code ...
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lstlistings works strangely

I have some Java source code and want to display it in LaTex: \lstset{language=Java} \begin{lstlisting} IntentFileter intentfilter = new IntentFilter(); ...
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Redirecting *.aux, *.log files, with a command in the tex file [duplicate]

Is there a latex command that can be included in a file compiled with pdflatex that can direct the *.aux, *.log files resulting from the compilation process, to a specific folder ? I have seen ...
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Defining custom commands is bad style?

I recently received this in a e-mail from my professor Good LaTeX style would preclude creating any of your own commands, counters, etc. (Most journals would reject submissions with user-defined ...
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When to break lines? [duplicate]

I am very new to LaTeX. A newline in the input file does not mean anything to LaTeX. An empty line in the input file means a new paragraph. Trouble is, when I view my sources with different text ...
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Display of source code in customised (IDE-like) format in PDFLaTeX

I want to put some “C” source code snippets in latex (I am using PDFLaTeX), but I don’t get the result that I want using the “listings” package. What ideally would like to get is the same result as ...