The Tufte-LaTeX project provides book and handout document classes that mimic the design of Edward Tufte's books.

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Is there a package that provides graphing in the style of Ed Tufte?

I have recently started using the tufte-latex package for various science writing and, while I love the package generally, am dismayed that it does not include the ability to produce graphics (charts, ...
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Tufte like axis with pgfplots

How to achieve this kind of axis with pgfplot ? Image taken from Szymon Beczkowski's awesome PhD thesis design (thesis link) I may provide you with some data to play with. ...
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Can I use biblatex with Tufte classes?

Is it possible to use biblatex with the Tufte document classes (tufte-handout and tufte-book). If so, what modifications should I make to my preamble or class wrapper in order to use biblatex? I've ...
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Producing quality figure and graphics - which Edward Tufte book is the most influential/interesting for TeX users?

I know this might be far fetched as a topic on this site, but I don't see where else it would belong (statistics SE? meh, I think we are more oriented toward producing clean and readable stuff than ...
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Design and implementation of an elegant Tufte-inspired two column presentation template?

I am interested in finding or creating a beamer template with the following characteristics: left: a square (ish) figure, about 2/3 of the width right: two or three statements, zero to four small ...
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Put equation numbers in the sidemargin with Tufte-Latex class

In Tufte-Latex all captions etc. are in the side margin. I want to put the equation numbers there as well. Is it possible to do this?
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How to create twoside book with oneside margin?

I want to make a twoside book with oneside margin such: odd pages: even pages: full header, with margin figure(or table): I used tufte-book class, but cannot set margins as i need. It's margins ...
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Are there any subfloat package that works with tufte-latex?

I'm trying a lot of subfloat-like packages with tufte-latex and all of them seem to interact badly with tufte-latex in the matter of labels, refs and captions. To captions I could find solutions ...
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Increasing the text size in tufte documents

I have typeset my lecture notes using the tufte latex style. The notes are around 60 pages long. This year I have a few students who require notes where the text size is larger than the default - I'd ...
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margin location in tufte-class

By default I have observed that the margin is always on same side of the page, i.e irrespective of the page being the left page or right page the margin is always on the right hand side of the page. ...
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Printing bibliography with biblatex in Tufte-handout fullwidth environment

I'm trying to print the bibliography (using biblatex) inside the fullwidth environment. But when I place the \printbibliography command inside the fullwidth environment, every line other than the very ...
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What does “you have forgotten to use \caption” mean?

I'm stumped by an error I'm getting, when I try to render a Tufte-LaTeX document using hypcap and hyperref. For example, even a minimal document consisting of \documentclass[nohyper]{tufte-handout} ...
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How to switch between two margin sizes?

This question led to a new package: fullwidth This is a followup to a similar question. The idea is to switch between two different margin sizes. The answer provided by @godbyk work very well. ...
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Formatting subsections and chapters in tufte-book

Sorry. I am new at this and it is my first time asking a question. I was reading this posting: how to change chapter/section style in tufte-book? How does one also get the subsections to change to ...
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how to change chapter/section style in tufte-book?

i used this code but there is an error: ! Use of \@ doesn't match its definition. I'm trying to make my book such as: ‎\documentclass[a4paper,14pt,twoside]{tufte-book}‎ ...
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Why does manually loading hyperref change the font size for captions in Tufte documents?

I'm using Tufte document classes and need to manually load hyperref rather than have it loaded by the Tufte class. So I'm using the nohyper option with the document class, and later use ...
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Beamer slides and tufte-handout

I have been experimenting with a setup for slides and handouts with one main.tex file that is \input{} into a "slides" and a "handout" file (as described in the beamer user guide 21.2.1, or this ...
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change caption in tufte class full-page figure

I've tried to change the caption in a full-width float with tufte-book, but to no avail. I want the caption in this figure to be like more common LaTeX classes. Here is a MWE and the result: ...
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Combining tufte handout with classicthesis article

I am a sucker for the large margins in Tufte-inspired classes, and in classicthesis. However, I want to write an article with a Tufte layout (example), but with the classicthesis ...
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Letterspacing, Minion Pro, and Tufte-LaTeX (problem with running header)

I'm trying to use Minion Pro with the Tufte-LaTeX class. Basically, I've got it working, but I have a problem with letterspacing the small caps for the running header. Rather than appearing in small ...
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Remove indent of paragraph and add line skip with tufte-latex

I'm using tufte-latex and I want paragraphs to have no indent, but a line skip instead. Normally you can achive this with: \usepackage[parfill]{parskip} Using tufte-latex this does not work ...
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\raggedouter to typeset marginal text in twoside book

We used the following code fragment \newcommand{\raggedouter}{% \checkoddpage% \ifoddpage% \RaggedRight% \else% \RaggedLeft% \fi% } to provide a ...
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Natbib author-year citation style in the tufte-book class

I'm using the tufte-book class and I like it so much! However, I'd like to have the references in the natbib-way, so that I can use both textual (\citep) and parenthetical (\citep) citations. I ...
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Positioning of the chapter number in the margin note space

How can I fix the position of my chapter number? I would like to put it right in the middle of the space for the notes, and aligned with the first line of text of the chapter. I am undecided for the ...
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Can I automatically generate abbreviated citations in Tufte documents after the first occurrence?

In documents using Tufte document classes (tuft-handout or tuft-book) \cite is replaced by a footnote (which appears as a sidenote) corresponding to the full bibliography entry for the cited work. ...
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Caption placement for new float in tufte-book class

I am using the tufte-book document class and I am trying to create a new float environment for example boxes that will include captions in the right margin similar to table/figure captions. However, ...
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tufte-latex warning: Failed to convert input string to UTF16

I've been receiving this warnings every time I compile a document with tufte-latex class: ** WARNING ** Failed to convert input string to UTF16... Nothing happens, the document compiles fine, but ...
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Why does mathdesign result in a huge 'cases' environment brace in Tufte documents?

I'm getting strange results when I use the cases environment in Tufte-LaTeX documents with the mathdesign package. Instead of I get Is there something I can do to get rid of that huge brace? ...
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combining listings and tufte-book, listings caption on tufte's margin

I am not very familiar with all latex details, but I'd like to use the listings package in a tufte-book document. However, the listings package places its captions above or below the listing and I ...
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Setting up a LaTeX document using the Uggedall or tufte-latex templates

I’ve used LaTex before for a while, but (1) it’s been ages, and (2) I’ve only really had to import minor packages for a basic template. Having come across templates/classes like Uggedal’s and ...
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What fonts should I specify to render Tufte documents using XeLaTex?

What font specification commands should I have in my Tufte-based document if I'm rendering it using XeLaTex? My document renders as expected using pdfLaTeX, but when I switch to XeLaTeX, though ...
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Attribution to authors and projects in the final document?

Is it considered good practice to give attribution to authors or projects that have produced the different TeX-systems, document classes etc, in the final typeset document? Specific example: I have ...
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Color-coded chapter tabs to match flower colors in a field guide

I am working on a booklet for my wife who is a grade school teacher. The booklet is field guide about the plants in the fairly large playground area at Gemini Elementary. Tufte-Latex is my "go-to" ...
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Why does \today crash in Tufte-LaTeX using 'isodate' when passed as an argument?

I'm trying to use the isodate package with Tufte-LaTeX, but get ! Illegal parameter number in definition of \reserved@a. when I use \today as an argument to certain functions (e.g. \printdate or ...
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Problem with tufte-book and subfigure

I'm having a problem using both the tufte-book class and the subfigure package. This problem started after a fresh install of texlive, and I can't find a reason for it. Consider the following ...
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Why noxcolor option with beamerarticle and tufte-handout?

in a previous question there is a solution about how tu use tufte-handout class with beamerarticle. I've tested it and I need to include [noxcolor] option because without it pdflatex complains with ...
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Tufte style range frames for three dimensional plots

This question is a follow up to this question, that allowed me to solve the two dimensional case. For example this plot is created by the following code: \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Adjusting the postion of chapter numbers in the Tufte-Latex class

I'm using the Tufte-latex book class, and trying to figure out how to use numbers in the chapters/sections. The default style has no numbers, which I turned off by commenting out this line: % Turn ...
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\autoref doesn't work correctly when used in tufte-book

i want to use the \autoref command (from the hyperref package) in the document-class tufte-book. mini-example: \documentclass{tufte-book} \usepackage{hyperref} \begin{document} ...
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Margin floats and hyperlinks

I read Margin Figures/captions and the answers within. I have stripped the definition of the marginfloats from the tufte documentclass into the MWE below. Can the definition of ...
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Why would two apparently identical TeX installations produce different results?

I have XeLaTeX with TeXShop installed on two different machines. One compiles documents without a problem. The other throws weird errors. As far as I can tell they're set up identically, so I don't ...
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Possible incompatibility between tufte-latex classes, footnotes and LuaLaTeX

I think I came across an incompatibility between LuaLaTeX and tufte-handout or tufte-book class. The document should also contain footnotes. Here is a MWE: \documentclass{tufte-handout} % Or ...
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Tufte-LaTeX clobbers my list of theorems

when using the "article" document class I can make a "List of Theorems" like so: \documentclass{article} %\documentclass{tufte-book} \usepackage{thmtools} \newtheorem{theorem}{Theorem} ...
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Caption issue with tufte-latex and ctable

When using ctable with the tufte-latex class (in xelatex), I get an error when defining a caption (and hence a label). ! Undefined control sequence. \@tufte@stored@caption ->\@ctblcaptionarg** ...
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Math expression in header

I'm trying to put short math expressions in my chapters or sections like this: \chapter{Basic topological concepts in $\mathbb{R}^{n}$ } The problem is that headers seem to ignore the math part and ...
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Figure references in tufte-book

With the tufte-book class I cannot get references for figures right. \documentclass{tufte-book} \usepackage{lipsum,blindtext} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} % Demo option for MWE without image ...
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pgfplots: Showing tick marks and labels but not axis lines

Using pgfplots, it's possible to turn on or off printing of axis lines and ticks using axis lines for all axes or axis x line (etc.) for only selected axes. However, sometimes it is desirable to print ...
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tufte-latex and subfloat positioning

I'd like to have two rows of top-aligned images, with top-aligned captions below each. This answer provides a technique using the floatrow package, but something in that package (or one of its ...
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Subfig package and tufte class

I am using the subfig package in combination with the tufte latex class. Unfortunately I did not manage to make it work error free. As discussed in other forums (see here), the subfig package alters ...
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Modify width of main text block in tufte-handout

Is it possible to increase the size of the main text in the tufte-handout class to 80% of the paper width?