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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.

Apr
16
comment datatool with longtable
@harish Thanks for the bounty and your kind words in its description.
Apr
16
comment How to set style of a single edge in the tree (TikZ) ?
@Misaki You don't need the emph and norm styles, just use edge from parent/.style={red, very thick,draw}.
Apr
14
comment problem running Tex on os 10.9.2
This is a duplicate. In the linked question, you will find both a command line and a non-command line answer to it. In your Applications/TeX folder there should be a package installer FixMacTeX2013.pkg. Run that, and it should solve the problem for you.
Apr
6
comment Tables in LaTeX
Related/duplicate: Comprehensive list of tools that simplify the generation of LaTeX tables. Also: Tool for manipulating LaTeX tables (HTML to LaTeX)
Apr
6
comment Different fonts per language
Without showing the code you used to generate this it's hard to help. Are you using pdfLaTeX or XeLaTeX?
Mar
27
comment Smaller roofs for forest
The width of the triangle is based on the width of the node which is determined by the width of the longest line in the node. So I don't think there's a simple way to do this.
Mar
26
comment TeXShop: Change Stationery location
And for those of you not using Macs, if the question looks fairly OS specific (or in this case editor specific) you might also want to hold off and let those OS users (in this case Mac users) or users of that specific editor have a go at it before deciding that it's unclear. The question as asked was perfectly clear to me as a TeXShop user.
Mar
23
comment How to add a new font size to a .cls file?
If for some reason you just want to use 11 or 10 point with this class just comment out the lines in the class that read \DeclareOption{10pt}{\OptionNotUsed} (same for 11pt). Then you can pass these options to the class like any regular class. But as the other comments say this may not meet the actual specs of OSU.
Mar
21
comment Which package can be used to draw automata?
@frenk I would suspect this is due to using a DVI previewer. Does the PDF file created look the same way if you open it in a PDF previewer?
Mar
17
comment Making the Swedish characters å, ä and ö appear
What editor are you using? And how are you planning to compile this document? Paste this into a new document, and then with your editor, when you save choose "UTF-8" as the encoding for the file. Then change latin1 to utf8 in the source.
Mar
15
comment enumerate with Arabic numbers and right parentheses
The best way to do this is to use the enumitem package. Here's effectively a duplicate question: tex.stackexchange.com/a/37887/2693. See also tex.stackexchange.com/q/117656/2693 and tex.stackexchange.com/q/47335/2693 for some more examples.
Mar
1
comment Change direction of installation in Mac OS
@cfr Generally wise advice, especially the part about not doing this unless one is comfortable with the system and the command line, although the very last part of your last comment is a bit off base, IMO. BTW, /usr/texbin is itself symbolic link, and the stuff installed in /Library is part of the system support for MacTeX rather than TeX Live per se, so it should remain in any system partition anyway.
Mar
1
comment Change direction of installation in Mac OS
Untested: install MacTeX normally, copy /usr/local/texlive to the other partition and then replace the original directory with a symbolic link to the one in the partition.
Feb
28
comment Peerage titles in the author field in BibTeX
Thanks for this answer. It looks like an interesting project. And welcome to TeX.sx Perhaps you might want to make a more user-friendly user name :)
Feb
25
comment copying a screenshot image with tikz
Perhaps something like this is what you are after? MATLAB like command box
Feb
17
comment Citation replaced by question marks, no error or warning
@SanderHeinsalu Well, not for me. (So I can't reproduce your problem from your MWE). This implies perhaps that you have an old version of something, probably natbib (since your MikTeX is quite old). Add \listfiles to your document and what does it return for natbib? I have natbib.sty 2010/09/13 8.31b.
Feb
17
comment Citation replaced by question marks, no error or warning
I suspect that you have an entry in your .bib file that is missing a year.
Feb
17
comment Citation replaced by question marks, no error or warning
@SanderHeinsalu As a follow-up to barbara's excellent comment, what does the .blg or the console log file show?
Feb
17
comment Citation replaced by question marks, no error or warning
@SanderHeinsalu Both of your .bib entries work for me. Are you sure they don't have duplicate keys in your .bib file?
Feb
17
comment Citation replaced by question marks, no error or warning
@mico The econometrica.bst was recently removed from TeX Live due to an unclear license, but is, e.g. in TL2012.