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Nov
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comment How to make a row in a table shorter?
Thanks for your explanation. I understand your point of view, but, as you say, it is matter of personal taste. FWIW, you can use \start[...] and \stop[...] if you prefer. Mixed lower case for tables is because ConTeXt already has \starttable and \starttabular, and \startlinetable, so after a while you just run out of names;). Most environments are lower case. \NC is a conscious design decision. ConTeXt tends to avoid exposing low level TeX primitives: there were even discussion about getting rid of $! See randomdeterminism.wordpress.com/?p=767 for my view on this.
Nov
28
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Nov
28
comment How to make a row in a table shorter?
Just curious. What do you find unpleasant about ConTeXt's syntax? To me, ConTeXt's syntax is one of its nicer parts.
Nov
27
answered How to make a row in a table shorter?
Nov
27
comment Table rowspan and colspan
@wasteofspace: Well, ConTeXt started around early 90's, and by then LaTeX had already established itself as the dominant standard. But, I think that the fact that ConTeXt came to the scene later than LaTeX--when computers had become more powerful--is part of the reason that ConTeXt could provide a flexible key-value driven syntax. Had it started a few years earlier, it would have had to make the same compromises for speed vs flexibility that LaTeX made.
Nov
27
revised fancyhdr equivalent in ConTeXt
Adding links to documentation
Nov
27
answered fancyhdr equivalent in ConTeXt
Nov
26
revised How do I get this strange alignment?
Right align
Nov
26
answered How do I get this strange alignment?
Nov
26
comment Generate a square and line
Do you want the box (and lines) be break across pages?
Nov
26
answered Table Frames beyond simple lines
Nov
26
comment Table Frames beyond simple lines
Not everything that can be done, should be done.
Nov
25
comment Create a table with calculations of binomial and poisson distribution
The same solution is possible in LuaLaTeX as well. The important thing is to use LuaTeX to do the calculations rather than doing them in TeX. You can also consider using your favorite programming language to do the calculation and generate the relevant LaTeX code.
Nov
25
comment Create a table with calculations of binomial and poisson distribution
This is essentially a simple numerical computation, so LuaTeX is ideally suited for it. See ConTeXt wiki for an example of a much simpler calculation (the lualatex solution will be similar). On a different note, why do you consider the table given by your teacher to be horrible. To me, it looks like a very well typeset table.
Nov
25
answered Why can I not vertically align the text in the 3rd table column?
Nov
23
comment Abstracting an author list
I have added a complete example. Once you have the list of authors, you need to go over them (\processcommacommand) and then individually format each of those (for which I defined a \useauthor command that uses \authorparameter` to access the parameters like name and email of the author).
Nov
23
revised Abstracting an author list
Complete example
Nov
23
comment (Why) Can't we get 'fully expandable' versions of every command?
FWIW, the recent trend in ConTeXt is to make all macros unexpandable by default, and move operations that were done based on expandable macros into lua.
Nov
23
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Nov
23
comment Abstracting an author list
Namespaces are explained on the ConTeXt wiki. I'll add a page on setups as well.