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Experimental benchmarking functions

Posted on October 28, 2018 by LaTeX Project Feed

Experimental benchmarking functions Prompted by a TeX-sx question on benchmarking, the team have added a new experimental package to expl3: l3benchmark. This new material provides a convenient interface for benchmarking: seeing how long it takes for blocks of code to run. This uses the underlying ‘timer’ support in modern TeX engines (XeTeX at present not included), but adds some handy wrappers so most of the hard work is automated. The new code is pretty experimental, so we are hoping to get feedback on the interfaces. For example, we’ve provided \benchmark:n, which automatically loops code to get enough run time to produce a ‘meaningful’ timing. Do we also need to have a \benchmark_once:n version, or how about a begin/end pairing for code that can’t be run in a loop? We’d love to hear from developers on how they see this, either through a posting on the LATEX-L discussion list, by mail to the team, as a GitHub issue, or otherwise.

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TUGboat 39:2 published, previous issues available

Posted on October 19, 2018 by TeX Users Group Feed

TUGboat volume 39, number 2 (the TUG 2018 (Rio) proceedings) has been mailed to TUG members. It is also available online and from the TUG store. Please consider joining or renewing your TUG membership if you haven't already. Furthermore, following the results of the recent TUGboat open-access survey, prior TUGboat issues 38:3 and 39:1 are now publicly available. Going forward, the technical articles in the current issue will be available to members only, while all contents of previous issues will be generally available.

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New kids on the block

Posted on October 16, 2018 by LaTeX Project Feed

New kids on the block I’m happy to be able to announce that Ulrike Fischer and Enrico Gregorio have joined the LaTeX Project Team (Enrico already early this year, but I never properly announced that, so I’m doing that now). Contact details are on the team page. Ulrike is an accomplished and well-known LaTeX user, developer and TeX consultant, known both for her work in various areas of TeX and her thoughtful user support on various platforms both national and international. Enrico is a professor at the Computer Science department of the University of Verona. He will need no introduction either to any TeX user who ever visited TeX StackExchange where Enrico is known under the name of egreg, the person who holds the highest reputation rank there (a whooping 200k above the next person, who — guess what — is also on the LaTeX Team). We are extremely greateful to have both of them on board and gain from their experience and knowledge! A warm welcome — Frank

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Bidi reledmac's bug solved with bidi 34.8

Posted on October 12, 2018 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

Few days ago, I mentionned that bidi 34.4 has broken reledmac. The version 34.8 of bidi solves this issue. Il y a quelque jours, je signalais que la version 34.4 de bidi cassait le comportement de reledmac. La version 34.8 résoud ce problème. - Bugs et debugs

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Journée d'étude : encoder numériquement une édition critique

Posted on October 10, 2018 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

J'ai le plaisir de vous annoncer une journée d'étude le 1er février 2019 à l'Université de Lausanne intitulé « Encoder numériquement une édition critique : Enjeux scientifiques et techniques ». Présentation Une édition critique cherche à reconstituer un texte ancien sur la base de ses témoins manuscrits et de sa tradition indirecte. Outre l'établissement de ce texte, l'édition critique inclut une liste de variantes de différents témoins ainsi que, généralement, un apparat des sources, des notes scientifiques (...) - (r)(e)led(mac/par)

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Bidi breaks reledmac

Posted on October 7, 2018 by Geekographie Maïeulesque Feed

The last version of bidi package (v34.4) breaks reledmac features. I am currently discuting with bidi maintener in order to find the best way to solve this issue. During this time, please does not update your bidi installation. La dernière version de bidi (v34.4) casse le fonctionnement de reledmac. Je suis en train de discuter avec le mainteneur du package pour voir comment résoudre ce problème. En attendant, merci de ne pas mettre à jour (...) - Bugs et debugs

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Förderung durch DANTE

Posted on September 15, 2018 by TeXblog Feed

DANTE, der Verein deutschsprachiger TeX-Anwender, fördert weiterhin TeX-Webseiten wie TeX-Internetforen und mehr. Installiert und betreut werden zwei Server von mir. Die finanzielle Unterstützung von DANTE deckt den kompletten Betrieb zweier Server ab, von Hardware-Miete und Gigabit-Internet-Anbindung bis hin zu Backup-Space … Continue reading →

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Unanswered questions

Posted on September 14, 2018 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

Today I browsed through unanswered questions on Perhaps you got an idea how to…

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August & September 2018—New Institutional Partnerships

Posted on September 12, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

We’re excited to announce the following new institutional partnerships! The University of Queensland Lehigh University University of Waterloo Carnegie Mellon University

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Posted on September 4, 2018 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

Today I celebrate my 9000th post on I don’t have the patience to wait…

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Japanese translations of some important documents

Posted on September 1, 2018 by LaTeX Project Feed

Japanese translations of some important documents Yukitoshi FUJIMURA kindly translated two documents that are distributed with standard LaTeX to the Japanese language. These are are LaTeX2e for authors User’s Guide for the amsmath Package (Version 2.1) You will find them on the documentation page which got slightly reorganized at the same time. You will now also find there a compiled version of the full LaTeX2e source code (with index etc) and a number of other goodies. Enjoy — Frank

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Top 5 Q&A: Supporting Innovative Writing & Publishing Platforms for Students, Faculty and Staff

Posted on August 29, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

This Top 5 list was developed through conversations with, and answering questions from, Librarians, IT professionals, and faculty over the past two years as a trusted collaborator and Senior Institutional Account Manager at Overleaf.

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Summer Research Program with Professor Iddo Ben-Ari using Overleaf

Posted on August 29, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

Professor Iddo Ben-Ari is an Overleaf Advisor who is based at the University of Connecticut. This year, Iddo decided to run a summer research program with eight students and wanted a platform that enabled them to collaborate and give feedback easily. Being an Overleaf Advisor he benefited from the Overleaf premium account, we also upgraded two graduate students participating in the running of the program to premium during the course of the program. The premium accounts helped organize group work enabled the organisers to share comments with students.

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Another CTAN mirror

Posted on August 22, 2018 by Stack Exchange TeX Blog Feed

The backbone of the TeX world is the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN). The single…

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Overleaf v2—Launch Announcement

Posted on August 16, 2018 by Overleaf Feed

We’re delighted to announce that we will be launching Overleaf v2 on 4th September—marking the release of an updated editor and dashboard for the Overleaf platform.

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