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I'm a PhD student at the Institute for Complex Systems Simulation at the University of Southampton, UK studying complexity in Remote Sensing.

As part of my work I am heavily involved in Remote Sensing and GIS technologies - particularly ENVI/IDL programming and ArcGIS scripting using Python.

My academic website shows some examples of my work, and links to some of the software I have written.


Jun
11
comment Undefined control sequence \begin{abstract} but abstract appears
Should the code above be in the preamble then? I assumed it was meant to replace the equivalent bit in the geogthesis.cls file. I've tried including it in the preamble and using the original geogthesis.cls file that I linked to in my original question, and it all compiles fine. Thank you. What is the best way to get these modifications into the original class file? I'd like to send a fixed version back to my colleague who generally distributes it to PhD students in the department.
Jun
11
comment Undefined control sequence \begin{abstract} but abstract appears
Actually, adding the Table of Contents back into the document (I had deliberately made the smallest, simplest example for this question) gives me various errors like You can't use \spacefactor' in vertical mode. [\tableofcontents]` and Missing $ inserted. [\tableofcontents]. From what I can see elsewhere online, this may be caused by problems with @'s. I don't really understand how this works, but I've tried removing the \makeatletter and \makeatother commands and that hasn't fixed it. I can't find any \makeatletter or \makeatother commands in the cls file. Any ideas?
Jun
11
comment Undefined control sequence \begin{abstract} but abstract appears
Changing the abstract bit of the class as you suggested didn't seem to work, but changing \renewenvironment{abstract} to \newenvironment{abstract} made it all work with no errors. Thank you!
Jul
3
comment How to add an extra level of sections with headings below \subsubsection
There seems to be a problem with the first answer below (see comment on that answer) - it doesn't quite work. Does anyone have any ideas? I really need to sort the numbering for my report out soon before it goes to my supervisor!
Jul
2
comment How to add an extra level of sections with headings below \subsubsection
Thanks for this, I've been using it and have only just realised that the section numbering for \subsubsubsection doesn't seem to restart after every \subsubsection. That is, I get 1.1.1, 1.1.1.1, 1.1.1.2, 1.1.2, 1.1.2.3 - where the last one should be 1.1.2.1. Do you have any ideas how to fix this?
Mar
7
comment Display “.\integrate blah” in monospaced font (like \texttt and \verb)
Is that trying to display an integration sign? I'm trying to display the actual text "integrate".
Jan
4
comment Use \newcommand with a variable inside a style file
As usual, in the process of making the minimal example I found the problem. Apologies - I really must do that before asking! Thanks for your help.
Jan
4
comment Use \newcommand with a variable inside a style file
That sounds good, as an alternative to the other answers presented. Is it fairly easy to do that?
Jan
4
comment Use \newcommand with a variable inside a style file
Thanks - that works well :-) The only problem I have is that I then want to use \modulecode in a bit of fancyhdr code as below. This code is inside my style file, but is failing - presumably because it can't see \modulecode at the time that it is run (as it is defined in the preamble of the document). Is there a way around this: \fancyhead{} \lhead{\modulecode} \rhead{\lecturetitle}
Jan
4
comment Use \newcommand with a variable inside a style file
I've had a look at that, but I'm not sure exactly what I need to look for. I could do this by passing a parameter to a package, but I can't see how to do that with passing strings rather than just options. What I was actually thinking of was creating a command (using \newcommand possibly) in the style file that would allow me to do something like \setmodulecode{COMP6023} in my document. That would seem to me to be the easiest way - and I'd guess it is fairly simple. Is that so?
Dec
1
comment Change ordering of initials in biblatex style
Only to the names I think. The rest of the style looks perfect for what I want - it's just the ordering of the names and initials that are the problem.
Nov
1
comment BibTex error when fields have {'s around them
Sorry about this guys. I've just got back to this problem and found that if I reduce the bibtex file to just this entry it works fine. I've now built my BibTeX file up again, and it now works fine. I think it was the strange bits that BibDesk was putting at the end of my file to say what references where in what categories that was causing problems.
Oct
29
comment BibTex error when fields have {'s around them
@Juan - my question has an example in it already, which produces an error when I use it. Does anyone else get an error when using that bit of BibTex?
Aug
12
comment Remove paragraph indent from abstract in article class
Thanks - should have cut it down myself.