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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.

Dec
12
comment Strange error in my table
Please turn this into a complete compilable document (with \documentclass{} and the smallest number of packages needed to show the error (presumably booktabs.) See Minimal Example
Dec
12
comment hspace except at the beginning of a line
@karzak The TeX Book p. 60 is one. But the recommendation is more of a conceptual one rather than substantive. Both ex and em are font-dependent measures, and either one will work.
Dec
12
revised hspace except at the beginning of a line
made code more readable
Dec
12
answered hspace except at the beginning of a line
Dec
12
answered Rectangular diagram with TikZ
Dec
12
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
12
revised How to set superscript footnote mark in the text body but normalsized in the foot?
The code has a typo --- the 1 in the second to last line should be #1.
Dec
11
revised fontspec with Helvetica breaks quotes
made answer less luatex related
Dec
11
revised fontspec with Helvetica breaks quotes
added further explanation based on Ulrike's comments
Dec
11
comment fontspec with Helvetica breaks quotes
@UlrikeFischer Oops. That's embarrassing. I'd forgotten about that entirely. Thanks for the reminder.
Dec
11
comment fontspec with Helvetica breaks quotes
@UlrikeFischer Ligatures can be enabled in the same way with lualatex AFAIK. Are there some known differences in the way the two engines handle them that we should know about? (My quick look at the fontspec docs didn't seem to show any.)
Dec
11
comment Format spacing for correlation table (any statistical table)
The @{} sets the intercolumn space to {} (nothing); The L column I defined in the preamble: it's a left column with no intercolumn space on both sides. The S column is defined in the siunitx package and is responsible for aligning the decimals correctly.
Dec
11
comment Format spacing for correlation table (any statistical table)
@TylerRinker But you should heed Yiannis' advice on rounding most of the numbers. If you google "reporting numbers APA" you can get various online guides for this.
Dec
11
comment Format spacing for correlation table (any statistical table)
@YiannisLazarides I agree. I was just showing how to format the table. But you are absolutely right. Most of these numbers should have no more than two decimal places; for numbers > 100, they should be rounded to a whole number. That would definitely add to the readability of the table.
Dec
11
answered Format spacing for correlation table (any statistical table)
Dec
11
comment Slow scrolling with Preview on Mac OS X
Can you post a link to a document that shows the behaviour?
Dec
11
awarded  xetex
Dec
10
answered fontspec with Helvetica breaks quotes
Dec
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
10
reviewed Reject How to balance binary branches and repair shorthand triangles in LFG style c-trees using tikz-qtree