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Category Archives: LaTeX
Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences, Third Edition
The third edition of Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences was published by SIAM in January 2020. It is SIAM’s fourth best selling book of all time if sales for the first edition (1993) and second edition (1998) are … Continue reading
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Lists in LaTeX with the enumitem Package
provides the enumerate and itemize environments for numbered and itemized (usually bulleted) lists, respectively. Various package are available that provide more customizable list environments. While preparing the third edition of Handbook of Writing for the Mathematical Sciences I came across … Continue reading
Better LaTeX Tables with Booktabs
One of the joys of is that it makes it so easy to typeset tables. I’ve created many tables and I’ve always taken care to finetune them, most often by inserting commands of the form \rule{0cm}{8pt} to stop superscripts hitting … Continue reading
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Good Times in MATLAB: How to Typeset the Multiplication Symbol
The MATLAB output >> A = rand(2); whos Name Size Bytes Class Attributes A 2×2 32 double will be familiar to seasoned users. Consider this, however, from MATLAB R2016b: >> s = string({‘One’,’Two’}) s = 1×2 string array “One” “Two” … Continue reading
Second Edition (2016) of Learning LaTeX by David Griffiths and Des Higham
What is the best way to learn ? Many free online resources are available, including “getting started” guides, FAQs, references, Wikis, and so on. But in my view you can’t beat using a (physical) book. A book can be read … Continue reading
Typesetting Mathematics According to the ISO Standard
In The Princeton Companion to Applied Mathematics we used the conventions that the constants e (the base of the natural logarithm) and i (the imaginary unit), and the d in derivatives and integrals, are typeset in an upright font. These … Continue reading
Managing BibTeX Files with Emacs
Here are a couple of tips on exploiting Emacs when working with BibTeX databases. I do not use a BibTeX database manager (though I have tried Jabref). I prefer to edit my bib files entirely within Emacs, and have had … Continue reading
Three BibTeX Tips
BibTeX is an important part of my workflow in writing papers and books. Here are three tips for getting the most out of it. 1. DOI and URL Links from Bibliography Entries A digital object identifier (DOI) provides a persistent … Continue reading
Top Tips for New LaTeX Users
This article is aimed at relatively new users. It is written particularly for my own students, with the aim of helping them to avoid making common errors. The article exists in two forms: this WordPress blog post and a PDF … Continue reading
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More Tips on Book and Thesis Writing
Following my earlier post Top Five Tips on Book Writing, here are seven more tips. These apply equally well to writing a thesis. 1. Signpost Citations In academic writing we inevitably include a fair number of citations to entries in … Continue reading