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Interested in TeX and LaTeX for many years.


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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
@T.Verron Sure not unconditionally.
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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
@DavidRicherby Not really, I use LaTeX for all sort of documents. Also I am from the old school that sees a learning curve, as a positive and not a negative thing. LaTeX is still with me long after Wordperfect...
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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
@DavidRicherby "anyone" can get a pen and write on a piece of paper. There is no causation to disantvantages or advantages in your statement. You need to look at what you want to achieve. If your aim is to typeset a good looking book then the "ease part" does not play a role.
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comment LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
I really like the shelf life part.
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added community, how did I missed it
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answered Define stretchable shading
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answered LaTeX vs Word; improvements of LaTeX over the years
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answered Ideas for high-level data structure visualization?
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comment Ideas for high-level data structure visualization?
@Thruston Lua tables, are the datastructure, you can represent anything with them, similarly is json, which I prefer as it is now almost universal. Once you have the structure in a Lua Table, the formatting can then be programmed. I will post an answer tomorrow, as it is hectic today. See hl7.org/implement/standards/fhir/patient-examples.json.html
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comment Ideas for high-level data structure visualization?
How about transforming it to json? Then it is easy with LuaLaTeX
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comment Showcase TeX Typography for TUG's Calendar
@MarcvanDongen My apologies forgot all about it.
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answered Need help making a calender template in LaTeX
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comment Storing an array of strings in a command
@JosephWright Thanks for the comment. The first argument was an ugly hack. From a UI point of view provided the data always resides in the same file one needs only \getfields{1,2,3,4}. The beauty of Lua it could even be \getfields{1,...,n}.
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answered Storing an array of strings in a command
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comment PhD dissertation: templates vs scratch
Still valid tex.stackexchange.com/a/31119/963
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