Tag: TeX

How to export from LyX to LaTeX
All of this information is out there, but it took me more than a few hours to successfully manage this on my Mac, so here are the steps, using LyX and TeXShop. Go to File>Export>LyX Archive This generates a zipped tarball of your .lyx file and, crucially, all the other elements (such as graphics […]

How do I do this?
I am preparing a computer science slide presentation and (as I am sane) do not want to use Powerpoint. So I have been using LyX and the Beamer class. The slides look great. But how do I add notes? If I add notes “by hand” e.g. \note{Here is a note} – I see nothing in […]

Anyone got any thoughts on the LaTeX companion?
Should I shell out £23 for The Latex Companion to ensure I can most effectively write my documents and design my slides for university? I have The LATEX Graphics Companion and there is no doubt it is a good book, but the number of books I could buy increases exponentially the more I think about the […]

I bought a book
“Programming Android: Java Programming for the New Generation of Mobile Devices” to be precise. Now I just have to decide what I want to do with it! I had thought about a LaTeX based application, as both LaTeX and LyX are thinly supported on Android. But that looks very ambitious at the moment. We’ll see. […]

LaTeX and O’Reilly
I have been in touch with Anslem Lingnau, the author of the (Germanlanguage) LaTeX Hacks: Tipps und Techniken für professionellen Textsatz – and he tells me that while he would love to see an English translation of his book there seems to be no sign of one forthcoming. Indeed a quick scan seems to suggest […]

LaTeX w00t!
I owe Professor Paul A. Rubin another apology – turns out I can display LaTeX natively in a wordpress.com blog after all – as the following wave equation shows: Related Articles LaTeX frustration… (cartesianproduct.wordpress.com) Ambidextrous alignment in LaTeX (ask.metafilter.com)

Redblack trees
Binary trees are seen and used frequently in computing science and computing. They are a good abstraction for many naturally occurring relationships (most of our mathematics is based on binary operations, for instance) and have O(log n) complexity (ie if you went from searching a tree of 1000 elements to a tree of 100,000 elements […]

Smaller PNG graphic files from your LaTeX
I use LaTeX (LyX as the front end) to generate the occasional bits of mathematical script that appear here. Is it bad to admit it gives me a small thrill to see how the LaTex is transformed into something mathematical – makes me feel like a proper scientist/mathematician. Well, I’ve done it now… WordPress.com will […]

LaTeX frustration…
Anyone who works on software development and in the FOSS world generally is used to seeing books and documentation in English. It is certainly a great advantage to be a fluent speaker and reader. But it is not always the case – as I have just found out. Right now I have returned to writing […]