LaTeX

Summary

LaTeX, Macro package on top of TeX, written by Leslie Lamport, that makes it much easier for most people to produce extremely high-quality typeset TeX documents. Has a huge number of extension packages that allow it to do things from reports to presentations to crosswords.

See Also

TeX Users Group (TUG)
LaTeX3
calling pdflatex
docstrip and tclldoc
KalininLaTeXeditor
l2x
a general-purpose LaTeX converter. It consists of a parser written in C, which then calls Tcl functions for each LaTeXfunction. The Tcl functions return the translated value. Included filters convert LaTeX to HTML and nroff. Source code: [1 ]

Description

MC 2005-12-29: I've typeset a couple of books now and find that I get a lot of mileage out of getting my content into an XML format and then writing a Tcl script (making use of tDOM) to transform that into LaTeX. This allows me to easily experiment with LaTeX markup and LaTeX packages (since I've still got a lot to learn) with minimal pain.

joheid 2016-10-10 We use Tcl / LATEX to generate test-protocols from data tests. It is more or less patching in a template. The subst command comes very handy for this task.


Donald Arseneau is quite active on both comp.lang.tcl and comp.text.tex newsgroups.


GOSH is a tool for converting plain ASCII text to LaTeX and other document formats. Written in Tcl.