Posts tagged tex

Slides and videos from the recent celebration of Don Knuth’s 80th birthday
By John Hammersley

Donald Knuth’s 80th birthday on January 10, 2018 was celebrated by two events in Piteå, Sweden: the scientific symposium "Knuth80: Algorithms, Combinatorics, and Information" in honour of Don’s career-long efforts, followed by the world premiere of Fantasia Apocalyptica, a multimedia work for pipe organ and video written by Don himself.

Integration Update: Auto-compiling in ShareLaTeX
By Paulo Reis

As part of our integration work, we're very happy to announce that automatic compiling is coming to ShareLaTeX!

ShareLaTeX auto-compiling in action
TeX Tables: How TeX Calculates Spanned Column Widths
By Graham Douglas

Producing tables in TeX or LaTeX can be quite time-consuming, especially for tables that contain entries which span multiple columns—these can often produce quite unexpected results. Using an extensive collection of annotated TeX tables (in SVG format) we explain the calculations that TeX uses to define the width of columns containing spanned entries (e.g., for table headings). By exploring (and explaining) a few key concepts we hope this article helps to make typesetting TeX tables just a little less frustrating and mysterious.