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Can \fp_eval handle uppercase e (“E”) exponent symbol format

While handling data from a text file, I stumbled upon this problem. My numeric data is formatted using a %n.dE C format specifier. which outputs numbers with a uppercase e (E) as scientific notation ...
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fp and macro question

I try to feed macros doing FP calculations into other macros doing the same, and face problems with macro expansion. The usual "protect" trick didn't work for me. Any hints? An example is below. \...
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pgfplotstable: correct way to generate new columns using custom commands in a table that can be plotted with tikz

Sorry if the title is too big, but I didn't know how to express it as something specific, I try to generate new columns in a table using custom commands, for instance: \documentclass{scrbook} \...
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newcommand, pgfplotsinvokeforeach, expl3: How to handle with several arguments of the kind '#…'

I have #1 for my newcommand. I have ##1 for my pgfplotsinvokeforeach-loop. Now I would need something like ###1 for my comparing-method "\fpcompareTF{##1<0}{333}{##1}". What is the right way ...
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Using \def variables computed by \FPeval within tikz

Hello there I am an absoulute beginner. I took some tikz template for drawing nerual nets and tried to modify it so I can change the number of layers automatically, but it yields strange errors. I ...
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Getting the equation number as an integer

I want to use the number of an equation as an integer value. Consider the following MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[nomessages]{fp}% http://ctan.org/pkg/fp \begin{document} \begin{...
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Nested FPifeq : Extra \fi error

I want to have a command Unit with 1 parameter that return : nothing if the parameter is 1 - if the parameter is -1 the parameter in any other case The goal is to show x and -x instead of 1*x* and -...
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How to calculate factorial with xfp package

I'm trying to calculate the factorial with the xfp package. In the documentation (http://ctan.cs.uu.nl/macros/latex/contrib/l3packages/xfp.pdf), I have found the function name to be fact. My code ...
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How to use result of \FPeval computation “inline”?

Instead of writing something as, which works \documentclass{article} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{fp} \begin{document} \FPeval{\result}{4*0.3} %store the result in `\result` first then: \...
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combining ifthen with FPeval - problem

if i use \FPeval{\one}{\csname test1\endcsname} everything is fine. If i use \FPeval{\one}{\csname test1\endcsname+\csname test2\endcsname} in \ifthenelse, then i get en error. \...
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Use \ifthenelse{\equal{ on a number called from reference

I want to store an answer key for an exam and then automatically move the multiple choice answer choices around for each question match its predetermined answer. (I need to conform my multiple choice ...
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How to store values in an array?

How to store a calculated value in array? zz(1) = ( xx(1) + yy(1) )/2 \fpeval\zz(\counter){(\xx(\counter)+\yy(\counter))/2} NOT working \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{siunitx,amsmath} \...
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Array variable with fp package: How to use \FPeval in array?

I want use array along with fp package. \FPadd\xx{\somevalues(1)}{\somevalues(3)} works well \FPeval\xx{\somevalues(1)+\somevalues(1)} NOT working How to use \FPeval in array? \documentclass{...
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How to write Quadratic equation with negative coefficient

How to write Quadratic equation with negative coefficient in fp For a=1, b=-5, c= 6, $\ca x^2+\cb x + \cc=0$ gives 1x^2 + -5x + 6 But i want to have x^2 -5x + 6 \documentclass{beamer} \...
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Adding/subtracting to the /thecsvrow number in csvsimple

Assume a simple example centered on the csvsimple package. \documentclass{standalone} \usepackage{csvsimple} \usepackage{fp} \usepackage[table]{xcolor} \begin{filecontents*}{input.csv} Foo,...
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Using FP package to compute sum breaks: FP error: UPN stack is empty!

I am trying to sum up entries in a table and thought using the fp package was the way to go. The MWE below, \AddToTotal{18,000.00} \AddToTotal{-17,000.00} \AddToTotal{-8,000.00} yields: as ...
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Spy magnification with tangent to an ellipse doesn't work

I tried to adapt the zooming code from https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/457705/21557 to an ellipse, but if I choose the zooming factor high enough there is an obvious mismatch of the tangent position: ...
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Why does the result of FPeval disappear after a `&`

I am trying to use the fp package, and the results are deeply confusing to me: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{fp} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{r|l} \FPeval\testing{2 + 2} a & \...
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How to add an unit to a calculated value properly?

I have some trouble to understand how I ought to handle some values I calculated with fp to use them as length. It is obvious that I have to add an unit to the number to use it, but trying to do so, I ...
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FPeval in a macro [closed]

I am writing a document where I need to use a lot the following construct \FPeval{\born}{1833} \FPeval{\died}{1894} \FPeval{\age}{round(\died - \born,0)} Born in \born, died in \died (\age years old)...
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FP calculation problem with multicolumn

I want to do a calculation inside tabular environment, My tabular look like this \documentclass{book} \usepackage{array} \usepackage{fp} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{|*{4}{c|}} \hline a & ...
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Strange behaviour of \FPeval

I have a piece of code, which sometimes compiled correctly, other times it gives an error. Is it possible that the package fp is unstable? Or might another package conflict with fp? How could I fix ...
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Can FP read scientific notation?

I'm reading numbers from a file that are in scientific notation, and I'd like to do a simple calculation with them using FP. However, it's giving me the error FP error: Illegal character e found in ...
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Why is there extra space in left justified longtable cell when creating custom function

I'm using the longtable and fp packages to create an invoice in the scrlttr2 document. I have used the \entry custom command to allow for creating running totals, compute the tax, and obtain a grand ...
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How to extract integer part and fractional part of a decimal number?

Code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[a4paper]{geometry} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{fp} \def\x{59.3612} \begin{document} \noindent x = \x\\ %what to write here? int(x) = 59\\ frac(x) ...
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Can spreadtab distinguish between displayed value and actual value?

Number formatting behaves in a way that is not ideal in spreadtab. Basically, I can set rounding using \STautoround{2}, but if the numbers in the table are used in later computations, the rounding ...
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LATEX3: More than 9 arguments

I am working on a table template with Latex3 and want to calculate the sum of a column. My Problem is that i can't pass more than 9 parameters, which is necessary since I don't know how big the table ...
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Calculating a real inside an environment

I am trying to calculate real numbers within an environment. Unfortunately, I'll have to display the result of the calculations outside the environment. This is my minimal example. \documentclass{...
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Problem with negative “multido” and “fp”

Is there a way to use "negative" numbers with multido and fp? In the code below, it works with \Nx=4+0.5 but not with \Nx=4+-0.5. Additional question: is there a way to do this without using package ...
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fp - How to keep running sum in variable?

I have this code in my LaTeX: \FPset{totalHours}{0} \newcommand{\entry}[5]{ \FPeval{totalHours}{(totalHours)+#5} #1 & #2 & #3 & #4 & #5 \\ } Where \entry is meant to be an ...
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Unable to pass result of one command as argument to another

In my document I have the need to do a little bit of maths, which is related to sizing images. Specifically I need a linear interpolation function, the inverse function of linear interpolation, and a ...
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Direct evaluation of fp expression

This code \documentclass{article} \usepackage[nomessages]{fp} \begin{document} \FPeval{result}{clip(cos(pi))} $\cos(\pi)=$\result \end{document} would produce the following output: Is it possible ...
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\FPeval not working in new command

\documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{calc} \usepackage{fp} \newcommand{\test}[1]{ \makeatletter \setlength{\tempdimen}{\widthof{#1}} \FPeval\‌​resultaP(70-\strip@pt\tempdimen)/2} \makeatother} \...
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\widthof{} command in \FPeval

Could someone please tell me how I can use the \widthof{} command from the calc package within \FPeval from the fp package? \documentclass[10pt]{article} \usepackage{calc} \usepackage{fp} \begin{...
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Library with xkeyval, make my life easier?

Question is related to the topic that I opened last year regarding the Library with xkeyval, fp and newcommand where the library now grew quite big and adding new stuff in it has become tedious and ...
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Creating a heatmap using calculations and tabular environment

I know there exists pgf, and many people uses this to create heatmaps. I however am not allowed to use this package. I therefore want to create a command that enables me to color the different cells. ...
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Expansion to fpeval

This is a followup to Egregs answer in the question Deleting defined variables or assign within group, I am trying to expand the code, but got into trouble while attempting some calculations with ...
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overloading functions of the fp package

I have a document with several commands that store numeric variables inside an extra macro. This extra macro will highlight that text so I can track them in the printed document. Like so: \...
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Error in pgfplot when big offset is subtracted

I have some data with a huge offset that I want to plot. Im using PGF plots, where it's possible to subtract the offset from a whole row in my data. This works when the offset isn't too big, and/or ...
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Library with xkeyval, fp and newcommand

Been searching the net here and did not find any solution to this. I am having some problems with a defined library structure (xkeyval) with FPeval calculation and then passing this information/...
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Numerical calculations inside table environment

I am doing a coursework in mechanics and would like to write both the theory and calculations in LaTeX. However, as design is iterative process, I would like to escape the tedious cycle of: Select ...
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Tikz: Math with coordinates

I need to extract the coordinates of a node into a variable. I've tried \pgfextractx \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{fp} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{calc} \begin{...
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Show variable name, measurement unit and value in a single command invocation

I am using the fp package to write a coursework in mechanics and calculate the numerical values on the fly. Here is some example code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[nomessages]{fp} % http://...
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Calculating time difference within datatools foreach

I'm trying to build a table with some calculations from an external file. data.csv: From,To,Task 10:00,11:00,Task1 11:00,13:13,Task2 I'm using datatool to read the csv and it's foreach to output the ...
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How to pass a command as \uncover argument

I can't pass a command to the argument of an uncover command in the beamer class. Why? How do I fix this? Here's my code: \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{fp} \newcommand{\fcEvalToInt}[1]{\FPeval{\...
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Using LaTeX as calculator [duplicate]

I know that exist several packages, like fp that allow to make all kinds of computations. But I do not understand the correct way to use them. I need some simple examples of multiplication and ...
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Accuracy of calculations in TikZ with fixed point arithmetic

I want to build a tree which satisfies the following: It grows to the right. The first child grows at 0 degrees (subsequent children growing clockwise). All children nodes are in the same vertical, ...
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Using Texcount Templates

Anybody have a texcount template they would share? I noticed that the texcount documentation references an option -template="template". I presume this is to enable adding some custom text surrounding ...
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Select largest value from a list of variables in LaTeX

I am trying to adapt this example How to iterate over a comma separated list? as my base. Except, rather than display all values, I actually want to iterate through all the values and only return / ...
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fp alignment in tables

Can anyone explain why the output from these two entries is different? Does anyone know how to make the second one match the first? \documentclass{article} \include{fp} \newcommand\entryOne[1]{ \...