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comment Using \multispan in plain tex to give a caption to an array
I have the green light to use LaTeX freely in this project now---thanks for the help.
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accepted Using \multispan in plain tex to give a caption to an array
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comment Using \multispan in plain tex to give a caption to an array
But what you see in the first table is the current raw .tex output from WeBWorK. I'm just trying to tweak it and insert captions with as little alteration as possible. If my proposed changes to WeBWorK code were accepted, they would be adopted by hundreds of institutions and hundreds of thousands of students. So a good philosophy is to change as little as possible.
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comment Using \multispan in plain tex to give a caption to an array
Thanks @DavidCarlisle. I'm not 100% sure yet what the WeBWorK experts will say about using elements of plain tex versus LaTeX (I've asked but only earlier today). I had whittled down a WeBWorK-produced .tex file to a MWE for posting here, so there was probably elements of amsart in use within what I cut. I'm still waiting to hear from the WeBWorK experts what they think about using more LaTeX over plain tex, but since what you see in the first table is the current WeBWorK output, I am hesitant to propose monumental changes to its code.
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comment Using \multispan in plain tex to give a caption to an array
Thanks! I did process it with LaTeX. I'm trying to understand how WeBWorK processes raw input to produce the pdfs that students use. I intervened to grab the raw .tex file to play with, so that I would understand better what WeBWorK does to create it before I meddled with WeBWorK's algorithm for creating the .tex. I should have altered my local IDE to process it with plain tex for a more honest simulation. I'm awaiting to hear from the WeBWorK experts if plain tex is necessary---if not, great. Either way this may make its way into WeBWorK code.
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comment Using \multispan in plain tex to give a caption to an array
@egreg I'm not 100% sure. I think that I have to consider that a hundred students might each be asking the server to generate a pdf with a hundred problems, and any efficiency gained from using plain tex is desired. I haven't checked in yet with the WeBWorK development crew though. Maybe they can green-light using less basic tex.
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asked Using \multispan in plain tex to give a caption to an array
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revised Rotating a one-page float for pdf viewing
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accepted Rotating a one-page float for pdf viewing
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comment Rotating a one-page float for pdf viewing
Does this solution keep the headers at the top of the page when viewed as a portrait page? The solution I ended up with (that I just posted) does that, which was desired.
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answered Rotating a one-page float for pdf viewing
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revised Rotating a one-page float for pdf viewing
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asked Rotating a one-page float for pdf viewing
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comment How to have pgfplotstable ignore rows with no entries in certain columns?
This didn't quite work. Once symbolic coords are in use, it doesn't recognize 'nan' for what it should; it thinks it's another undeclared symbolic coord. But I added 'nan' to the end of the list of symbolic coords, and restricted the domain to exclude the last coord. I'll wait and see if there's a better approach, but this answer is helpful.
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asked How to have pgfplotstable ignore rows with no entries in certain columns?
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