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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
23
answered LaTeX optimal settings for MS Word-like document
Nov
23
answered How can I reset sectional counters in memoir class to avoid breaking ToC cross-referencing in a complex document?
Nov
23
comment Bibtex and Chicago style citations?
Unfortunately, the words "easy" and ".bst" rarely coexist in the same sentence. :-) Could you add some code to show the modification?
Nov
23
revised Pretty Table of Contents
English fixup
Nov
23
answered Bibtex and Chicago style citations?
Nov
22
revised How to omit vertical realignment when using cmidrule in different colors?
added image
Nov
22
revised figure next to a barplot
typos; added package links
Nov
22
answered figure next to a barplot
Nov
22
reviewed Approve Is it possible to find methods in source code using \inputminted?
Nov
22
comment Unicode “undefined control sequence” in XeLaTeX
@UlrikeFischer You should make this as an answer. Unfortunately there's no way to reverse this process, AFAIK so Brian will have to retype the source. You also need to restart TeXShop after changing the preferences.
Nov
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
22
revised Modify footer used by elsarticle.cls
cropped image
Nov
21
comment Proper way to change axis in plot tikz
You really should be using pgfplots for this. There are plenty of examples on the site.
Nov
21
revised how to highlight certain environments in emacs
Put environments in code tags for visibility; fixed grammar
Nov
21
comment Which fonts to use with pinyin?
Some serifed fonts that have the full range of accent: Charis SIL, Gentium Plus, Linux Libertine O, CMU Serif, DejaVu Serif, Times New Roman.
Nov
21
revised Using psplot, graphs won't appear on page 2
code formatted errors; added MikTeX tag (problem not reproducible on TL)
Nov
21
answered Plain TeX vs. LaTeX Macros
Nov
21
comment Plain TeX vs. LaTeX Macros
Ok. I'll turn the comments into an answer so that we can clear this question.
Nov
21
comment Plain TeX vs. LaTeX Macros
Given your comment below, the answer is simple: \newcommand and \setlength are not defined in plain TeX, so plain TeX users must use \def etc. LaTeX users can use both, since \def etc. are defined in the TeX language, and not specifically part of the plain format. So the choice is either/or for LaTeX users, but not for plain TeX users.
Nov
21
comment Plain TeX vs. LaTeX Macros
Well the first answer linked mentions advantages and disadvantages of both (e.g. checking if defined (\newcommand); delimited arguments (\def)). Maybe less so for the lengths commands. Maybe you could clarify your question based on the answers given there, then?