LaTeX Typesetting

Tikz absolute positioning

November 20, 2011 | Ralph

When working with a tikz drawing within LaTeX document we might want to locate an object using an absoute position on the page rather than leaving LaTeX to make the decision for us. The use of nodes and the label in conjunction with some other parameters attached to ... [Read more...]

Tikz Introduction

September 27, 2011 | Ralph

The pgf drawing package for LaTeX provides facilities for drawing simple of complicated pictures within a LaTeX document. There are many options available within the package and in this post we consider some of the basics to get up and running. Fast Tube by Casper As with all LaTeX documents ... [Read more...]

Scatter plots with images

September 4, 2011 | Ralph

Edward Tufte has written extensively on the presentation of data covering good and bad practice. He has made a number of suggestions for adaptations of regularly used graph types to assist with the interpretation and understanding of data. One idea for enhancing scatter plots covered in Tufte’s book Beautiful ... [Read more...]

LaTeX Typesetting – Tables

January 2, 2011 | Ralph

One area of LaTeX that is not always straightforward is producing tabular material. In this post we will look at some of the basics of creating tables in a LaTeX document. Fast Tube by Casper When creating tables there is a tabular environment that can be used and we need ...
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LaTeX Typesetting – Document Structure

December 10, 2010 | Ralph

Following on from the initial post about creating a document using LaTeX we need to consider the structure of the document, i.e. headings and page layout. Fast Tube by Casper Document Class The document class is a template that specifies the appearance of different components of a document, e.... [Read more...]

LaTeX Typesetting – Basics

November 28, 2010 | Ralph

The LaTeX typesetting is used to create professional looking documents on a home computer. It may have a steeper learning curve than using a Word Processor, but this initial effort will often pay off reasonably quickly. The system is almost a necessity for anyone writing documents with a large amount ... [Read more...]

Creating a Presentation with LaTeX Beamer – Using Overlays

August 25, 2010 | Ralph

Overlays can be used in a LaTeX beamer presentation to reveal parts of a slide sequentially, which can be a useful way of imparting information to your audience. There are a number of different ways that overlays can be created depending on the sophistication required in the presentation. Fast Tube ... [Read more...]

Creating a Presentation with LaTeX Beamer – Boxes

July 19, 2010 | Ralph

We can add coloured boxes with text or mathematics into a LaTeX beamer presentation which is particularly useful if we have definitions, theorem or computer code to highlight this information that may not be so accessible within a paragraph of text. Fast Tube by Casper The easiest way to create ...
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Creating a Presentation with LaTeX Beamer – Tables

July 14, 2010 | Ralph

Tables of information can be included in a LaTeX beamer presentation in the same way that they would be incorporated into any other LaTeX document. The tabular environment is used and, if necessary, the tables could be numbered but this probably doesn’t make as much sense as labelling and ...
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Creating a Presentation with LaTeX Beamer – Getting Started

July 2, 2010 | Ralph

The LaTeX beamer package can be used to create appealing presentations for many applications. A working knowledge of LaTeX is required but once the initial learning curve and transition is made from a visual word processor to a markup based approach the benefits are worth the initial investment of time. ... [Read more...]

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