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Linguist and some-time package/software writer.

My one-page dictatorial guide to LaTeX packages

Package author of:

  • msu-thesis class (for Michigan State University theses and dissertations.)
  • he-she (alternating masculine and feminine pronouns for gender neutral writing.)
  • pst-vowel (diphthong arrows for vowel.sty vowel charts)
  • msuletterhead (letterhead package for Michigan State University (internal use))

Software author of: (Mac OS X)

  • csv2latex (Ruby/Applescript combination for pasting spreadsheet cells into LaTeX source); included as part of TeXShop; usable with any Mac text editor.
  • make-local-texmf App to create a new user texmf folder.

Nov
14
comment Automating Adding Tables Fast to LateX from R?
You can use the R xtable package to generate LaTeX directly from R. See How can I use a table generated by R in LaTeX
Nov
14
revised Contest: Show Off Your Skillz in TeX & Friends [TeX.sx birthday]
added current number of submissions
Nov
14
revised Contest: Show Off Your Skillz in TeX & Friends [TeX.sx birthday]
added current number of submissions
Nov
13
answered TikZ style attribute for adding default node text?
Nov
11
answered What are the advantages of TeXShop over TeXworks?
Nov
11
comment lingtrees on Miktex
Even that doesn't appear to be quite true. A quick test shows that the automath stuff works inside figures as well as long as it's inside the Tree itself.
Nov
11
comment lingtrees on Miktex
What? qtree certainly works in figure environments. Maybe you should post a minimal example of what you don't think works with qtree and we can fix that.
Nov
10
comment lingtrees on Miktex
Is there some reason you need to use lingtrees? I would recommend qtree or tikz-qtree (especially the latter) as a much simpler alternative. See e.g. How to draw syntactical trees with parallel leafs for a natural language? for some examples.
Nov
10
answered Comprehensive online manual for LaTeX2e user macros and environments
Nov
9
comment Vertical trees with TikZ
There's also the dirtree package which is designed for these sorts of trees. In which case Making a (simple) directory tree is a duplicate.
Nov
9
revised Example of mailmerge package with an Excel spreadsheet
added link to package; xls -> Excel
Nov
8
revised Example of mailmerge package with an Excel spreadsheet
fixed code (missing \makeatother)
Nov
8
revised Letter class alternatives with support for figures, tables, and labels
added link to a question with a worked out example
Nov
8
answered Example of mailmerge package with an Excel spreadsheet
Nov
8
comment How to stop opening new window in browser with hyperref
To potential question closers: I don't think this question is off topic, even though the answer turns out to be "you can't do it". We should let the comments turn into answers as @egreg suggests.
Nov
8
comment tocloft recipe to simulate the titlecontents* behaviour of titletoc
@Martigan when I compile the example above using the thloria class, it compiles without error. So the error you are getting isn't caused directly by the class+titletoc. To solve this problem you'll need to gradually add packages to this example to see when things break.
Nov
8
comment Setting a document in MS Word-12pt (12bp)
A related question is this one: Globally redefining 1 pt to 1/72 in (PostScript point) and other similar changes.
Nov
7
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
7
comment tocloft recipe to simulate the titlecontents* behaviour of titletoc
@Martigan could you post a link to the class? Then we could possibly see what could be causing the error. (I'm assuming the error is what you get when you replace \documentclass{report} with your custom class in the example I added.)