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Make \exp_not:V and \exp_args:NV work for fp variables too?

In interface3 the description of \exp_not:V command is the following: \exp_not:V ⟨variable⟩ Recovers the content of the ⟨variable⟩, then prevents expansion of this material in x-type or e-type ...
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arithmetic in tex when the data type is not an integer

Use case. I am drafting a contract where I would specify in the beginning an hourly rate using \newcommand{\monthlyrate}{\$10000} And in the following command, I would like to specify a penalty that ...
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What is the ">?" LaTeX3 floating point operator

The l3fp package documentation refers to the >? operator (page 237 of interface3.pdf) but I could not find any example or explanation there despite it is recognized as shown in next example. \...
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Why doesn't this work? It should be a pendulum with harmonic movement

\documentclass[border=0pt,pstricks]{standalone} \usepackage{pst-coil,pstricks-add} \usepackage[nomessages]{fp} \FPset\CoilArm{0.25} \FPset\CoilWidth{0.3} \FPeval\CoilTurn{round(50/3:3)} \FPeval\...
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tkzDrawTangentLine ! FP error: UPN stack is empty!. \FP@errmessage #1->\errmessage {FP error: #1!}

The following code typesets with error ! FP error: UPN stack is empty!. \FP@errmessage #1->\errmessage {FP error: #1!} Anyone know how I can fix this? MWE \documentclass[tikz]{standalone} \...
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Why doesn't the fp package work inside tabulars and how do I get around that? [duplicate]

I want to add sums while writing tabular (tabularx) lines. For this I have written a command to emit individual lines, but all the \FPxxx commands fail to work from within the tabular environment. I ...
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On the incompatibility of the tikz and fp packages: division (/) operator in \FPeval and node in tikz

Let us assume that we want to divide two numbers u=-60 and v=3 using the fp package without calling tikz picture. It works fine as below: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fp} \begin{document} \edef\...
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On the fp package: inverse sine function

On page 3/7 of the fp package we see the definition of the inverse sine function as below: \FParcsin#1#2 % #1 := arcsin(#2) From high school we may remember: Arcsin(0.5)=pi/6= 0.524 around. I got 0 ...
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On the fp package: repeat last test

On page 3/7 fp package documentation we read: %repeat last test \ifFPtest ...\else...\fi % repeat last test I really could not understand this. That is why I wrote a code as below to see what \...
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Using the fp package inside an invoice template [closed]

I am using this template : https://www.latextemplates.com/template/invoice And I want to kind of do something similar to this : \newcommand*{\total}[1]{\FPdiv{\t}{\arabic{#1}}{1000}\formatNumber{\t}} ...
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Nested macros using FPeval

I am trying to create an easy to use template, with a part that would look like this: The original code I used to do this is the following: \begin{tabularx}{\linewidth}{|X|X|X|X|X|} \hline \rowcolor{...
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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} \usepackage{...
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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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