TeX - LaTeX Weekly Newsletter
TeX - LaTeX Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

Typeset the shrug ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ emoji

I'm completing a problem set, one problem for which I literally have no idea what to do on. The graders would prefer to have a physical copy of the problem so I thought it best to include the ...

{unicode} {characters} {fun}  
asked by djechlin 29 votes
answered by mickep 9 votes

Draw a turkey, a pumpkin pie, or any other object traditionally associated with Thanksgiving

Using TeX- and LaTeX-related tools and packages, how would you draw a turkey, a pumpkin pie, a pecan pie, a gravy float, or any other object(s) traditionally associated with Thanksgiving?

asked by Mico 15 votes
answered by Steven B. Segletes 15 votes

How to display LaTeX code and the typeset version next to each other without repeating myself?

I would like to write some LaTeX code, and without repeating myself, I would like that to be used for displaying that particular piece of code as-is and its typeset version, next to each other. The ...

{macros} {listings} {verbatim}  
asked by ThoAppelsin 15 votes
answered by Christian Hupfer 19 votes

A robust command for French-style intervals

In France, we usually write open or half-open intervals as ]a,b[ or [a,b[, not (a,b) or [a,b). I especially do not like (a,b) as it can be confused with an ordered pair. I have therefore defined an ...

{math-mode} {delimiters} {robust-commands}  
asked by Michel Fioc 13 votes
answered by egreg 6 votes

What does the prefix "\c@" mean in build log?

I just follow the LaTeX tutorial to create the first "Hello World!" .tex file, and translate it to PDF file. Then I go through the .log file and see the following, ("C:\Program ...

{macros} {counters}  
asked by kooder 11 votes
answered by Werner 13 votes

How to redefine the "plus" symbol?

Let's say I don't like the way the + symbol is printed inside equation: is there a way to change its appearance without defining a new command? More generally, is it possible to create a command ...

{macros} {equations} {symbols}  
asked by Beregorn 8 votes
answered by egreg 12 votes

How to make curly braces with several equations?

I am trying to type the following equations in LaTeX: What I currently have is: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{align*} \left.\begin{aligned} ...

{equations} {align} {amsmath}  
asked by Airthan 8 votes
answered by Mico 8 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Is there any way to do a correct word count of a LaTeX document?

Often assignments (or even papers) have a word count limit. That is not a big deal when using Word, but I don't know how to do that using LaTeX. My solution has been so far to compile the document and ...

{packages} {compiling} {word-count} {scripts}  
asked by Vivi 192 votes
answered by ShreevatsaR 102 votes

Nice scientific pictures show off

Task Show off your best scientific illustration ! The main purpose of this question is to share beautiful scientific pictures, preferably with an educational aspect. Content Your post must ...

{diagrams} {3d} {technical-drawing} {fun} {big-list}  
asked by Thomas 349 votes
answered by Charles Staats 228 votes

Can you answer these?

{revtex4-1}, {hyperref}, \autoref and \appendix causing "Appendix" to appear as "Section."

When using \documentclass{article} and \usepackage{hyperref} as in the MWE below, the \autoref command correctly formats the reference as Appendix A. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} ...

{hyperref} {revtex} {autoref}  
asked by Chris Granade 3 votes

Genealogytree package with brother-sister marriages and cousin marriages

I hope you will forgive me for not pasting code, but it's just so much code at this point that I don't even know where to begin cutting out an example. Let me try to use words instead. Let's assume a ...

asked by GaRyu 3 votes

Macro for creating trees for B-series as math symbols

I am writing a paper on numerical solutions for ODEs. For the representations of B-series I want to use binary tree-like symbols. I know how to produce them with TiKZ; however, just as in the given ...

{macros} {symbols} {tikz-trees} {tikz-qtree} {qtree}  
asked by Clemens Söhnchen 2 votes
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