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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.

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comment How to draw the physical tree with balls under both the stress of strings and gravity?
You might want to check out the tkz-graph package. Documentation in French, but with lots of examples to play with. It doesn't do exactly what you want, but it is designed for graphs and not trees; anything you do with tikz-qtree will likely be very hacky, since it's not designed for that. See also Multi-rooted Tree-like Structures and Nodes with Multiple Parents in LaTeX.
Nov
14
comment Get biblatex-chicago working
@Yrogirg No, adding \printbibliography to the document should print a section References with the list of references. It does for me.
Nov
4
comment Problem with gb4e's spacing when using datatool
This has nothing to do with datatool. You can't pass a macro to \gll and have it separate the words inside the macro.
Oct
14
comment Magic Quadrant Chart
I assume you mean what is called in English a Magic Square? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magic_square I don't think there's a package out there to do that.
Oct
12
comment centering tables
What exactly do you want this to look like? Do you want the vertical lines to be lined up with one another?
Oct
5
comment How to type accurate Hindi words in latex…? is there any other method without transliteration?
See e.g. How to write Bengali in LaTeX? and Inserting hindi text in between English paragraphs (effectively a duplicate)
Oct
4
comment How to change direction in xelatex?
The more basic solution to not using bidi is to reimplement bidi yourself in every package you write. To do this I think you need to read the bidi code and make a really stripped down version that does what you want.
Oct
4
comment How does a latex editor work?
Duplicate of What TeX software to write technical papers with?
Sep
25
comment Linguex glosses and translation separating across page break
Since an example can have subexamples, are you only concerned about keeping example/glosse/translation together for any particular sentence or also keeping e.g. (1) a, b, c together?
Sep
15
comment Suggestions for making a Jeopardy game?
@dcmst I actually wasn't criticizing the answer, just making a joke about its form.
Sep
15
comment Suggestions for making a Jeopardy game?
I guess you've never actually watched the show. :) The form of the game is that the clues are answers to questions, and the only valid way to get the points in the game is to pose your response in the form of a question.
Sep
15
comment Suggestions for making a Jeopardy game?
Sorry, you didn't pose your answer in the form of a question.
Sep
13
comment Why does a TeX point differ from a Desktop Publishing point?
Whether the Postscript point should have been normalized to some metric measure is a different question, and likely didn't even occur to Adobe.
Sep
13
comment Why does a TeX point differ from a Desktop Publishing point?
Saying the rounding is analogous to redefining the millimeter is really not very apt. Adobe took a completely arbitrary length which bore no connection to any other length or system of measurement (except via tradition) and redefined it to fit with the Imperial system, which given the size of the US market, not to mention the various Commonwealth countries in which despite metrification, Imperial units are still in common use as well as SI units, isn't really that bad an idea. Preserving the old point for the sake of tradition is just that: for the sake of tradition.
Sep
13
comment Why does a TeX point differ from a Desktop Publishing point?
This question: Globally redefining 1 pt to 1/72 in (PostScript point) and other similar changes has most of the answer in the question. The TeX point is derived from the the Traditional American Point System.
Aug
16
comment How to typeset chapter heading on a page of its own with memoir
This code works in regular LaTeX if you embed it in a simple memoir document.
Aug
14
comment Lost when trying to use bibtex in Mactex
What editor are you using to produce your TeX?
Aug
13
comment How do I typeset vertical and horizontal lines inside a matrix?
No, the code still does exactly this for me.
Aug
12
comment Problem with titlesec and appendix
@mike Any time you use packages which both do similar kinds of things there can be problems. The appendix package assumes the standard titling commands, and titlesec obviously changes them, so it's not too surprising that they might have some interaction. But if your document comes out the way you want, then you should be fine and I wouldn't worry about other problems.
Aug
11
comment How to refer Bibliography items in appendix?
Are you sure you've run bibtex and latex (twice) on your file? See Question mark instead of citation number