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HandyGandy
marcellus: thank you
|Zz|
Datahell, if you open a command line interface and type echo %PYTHONPATH% do you get something?
Datahell
yes
mh, do you mean the windows commandline or the python-prompt?^^
|Zz|
windows command line
Datahell
i just add the variable myself
so i need python and the path to the .exe right?
|Zz|
well, complete instructions are at http://docs.python.org/using/windows.html
in essence, you have to set environment variables PATH ind PYTHONPATH
so that windows know where to find python and its modules (libraries)
s/ind/and/
Datahell
strange, even after adding the path manually "python" isn't known o_O
|Zz|
how did you add the path "manually"?
Datahell
i don't know the english names for the menus
right click on computer, and a few menus later...^^
|Zz|
try this instead
in the CLI, type: c:\Python25\python
(assuming that there is where it was installed)
do you get the python prompt?
damn, I have to leave again
sorry, see you
Datahell
cu
thx so far x)
charon
Datahell: at least on *nix, such shell configuration is not reloaded while the shell is running, in some cases not at all during the current session
so try restarting your shells, or logging out and back in
(to get PATH to take effect)
also, get a real OS
marcellus
or code it in VB6
thrashold
What's the best way to draw graphs in LaTeX?
marcellus
what kind of graphs?
thrashold
The ones with nodes, edges and labels
marcellus
,tikze
thrashold
Thanks :)
Protogenes
hi
i have a question regarding tikz.. i already browsed the pgfmanual, but with no success... is there a way to modify the behaviour of chain edges (joins) so that they don't start at the center of each node?
marcellus
summon |Zz|
Protogenes
thx
in detail i want them to be from (a.west) to (b.east)...
i will be away for a while, but will stay in here.. please highlight on response |Zz|
Datahell
Protogenes:
[20:05:10] <|Zz|> damn, I have to leave again
[20:05:15] <|Zz|> sorry, see you
Protogenes
thx saw it... maybe someone else has an idea. or he will be back today or tomorrow...
Datahell
or next year :p
Protogenes
well i hope i could finish my thesis till than ^^
Datahell
^^
Protogenes
if everything fails i have to do each edge by myself -.--
wart___
Hi folks. Has anyone developed a simple web-interface such that a user that doesn't have latex locally installed (and barely knows latex, for that matter) might produce latex files, export them to .dvi or .pdf, etc.
eoc
,,example
fsbot
[0] ", gnu" to query about gnu
[1] ", gnu is cool" to define a term,
[2] ", gnu is also a project by the FSF." to add an alternative,
[3] ", no gnu is not cool" to replace existing entries for that term,
[4] ", forget gnu" to purge a term,
wart___
I'm thinking about whipping out such an interface for a particular need (ledpar and ledmac); but its better not to start from scratch.
fsbot
[5] ", apropos foo" to call the apropos command for a term
eoc
,example
.
fsbot
[0] ", gnu" to query about gnu
[1] ", gnu is cool" to define a term,
[2] ", gnu is also a project by the FSF." to add an alternative,
[3] ", no gnu is not cool" to replace existing entries for that term,
[4] ", forget gnu" to purge a term,
[5] ", apropos foo" to call the apropos command for a term
wart___
I know there are dozens of cut-n-paste options, but it'd be nice to incorporate these with a TIDYHTML option or some such.
the most important "feature" will be numbered lines.
the idea is to collaborate on various .tex files on several editions (latin/english).
using git as a backend.
eoc
wart___: uhm yes I have seen that on mathbin, but you also can take a look at tlhiv
marcellus
(Action) can run general math problems on tlhiv
eoc
marcellus: it was about the interface (-.
marcellus
tlhiv has a natural language interface
wart___
thanks. i sent both of them an e-mail since they don't have the code in any obvious location.
the main problem I have is getting the line number that a compilation error shows to correspond to the line number of the doc.
I do a split-frame thing where the output of the compilation shows up alongside the textarea/tinyMCE of the working doc.
But I'm not clever enough to figure out how to get line numbers to show up along the edge of the textarea/tinyMCE window.
but that's more of a javascript/html puzzle than anything else; though I figured whatever other implementation must have sorted through that problem too.
AlmostObsolete
I want to set a box at the begining of a pargraph that has a height of around 2 lines (the following line is idendented to accomodate it). Kind of like the way some books start a chapter with a special decorative letter
How do I go about doing that?
marcellus
,cs letterine
fsbot
[google] No match.
marcellus
,cs lettrine
fsbot
[google] http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/lettrine/doc/lettrine.pdf
http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/help/Catalogue/entries/lettrine.html
AlmostObsolete
What I want is like having the large letter, but I don't actually want it to be a letter, it's actuall going to be something like "\circletext{10}"
Pardon me, didn't mean to repeat myself
Actually, I think that does do what I need, thank you!
I have a two column page but I'd like to have the heading span both columns, is that possible?
Marchitos
is there a way to convert from rtf \doc\odt to .tex?
odla
hi i am create a poster in beamerposter and i have inside of a block two columns. However, one of the columns seems to start below the other one and not at the same spot. does that make sense? what can i do? i can paste the syntax
marcellus
,cs multicol
AlmostObsolete
Thanks!
marcellus
,sample
fsbot
Paste a sample at http://pastebin.tlhiv.org showing your problem in as little code as possible. Make sure it is a *complete* document, and if possible one that compiles! If your LaTeX aborts with errors, paste them too.
odla
ok i figured it out
phew ... beamerposter is not for the easist way to prepare a poster ;)
ok when i use the table environment in one column and a figure in the other column, it starts the table below the figure in the other column. does that make sense?
AlmostObsolete
Is there a way to have \textcircled{1} produce a filled black circle with a white numeral?
marcellus
,tikze
fsbot
From memory, tikzexamples is http://www.texample.net/tikz/examples/
AlmostObsolete
thanks
Marchitos
isn't there a purple color available for: \usepackage{color}
marcellus
xcolor
odla
ok could someone take a look at this for me ... http://pastebin.ca/1885296 ... i want the table and the figure to start at the same height. this is how it presently looks ... http://picpaste.com/latex_columns.png
i realize that you can't really compile this at the moment because you don't have that graph :(
but if you could look at the picpaste.com link that's how it presently looks and i want them to be at the same height
Marchitos
same..
no purple
ah okay
now it works:)
odla
is that enough code with the picture to understand what i want?
marcellus
is 'column' the appropriate solution
odla
marcellus: that's what i've been doing in my whole poster
marcellus: it works fine when it's two graphs but not one graph and one table :(
marcellus: basically my poster is 3 columns and within 1 column i have 2 columns ... does that make sense?
marcellus
uh, you have the table in floating environment and not the graphics
disgrntld
Is there a better way to have LaTeX output an image than passing a PDF through GIMP or the like?
odla
marcellus: what does that mean?
eoc
disgrntld: output 'images'?
marcellus
put the graphics in a figure environment
eoc
what about pdf don't you concern image-like enough if I may ask?
fow
disgrntld, you mean you want a png or something instead of a dvi or pdf or ps?
disgrntld
ahh, ok, thanks guys
eoc
uhm, english fail.
disgrntld
exactly fow
eoc
nvm (-,
BonZo
hi
odla
marcellus: thanks i think that did it
jgb
what would be the easiest way to get a formal letter with slightly different formatting than the letter class? the language I'm working in puts both addresses to the left, and vertically centers the date to the right of the first address.
Guest74176
i'm looking for a grhaphical latex editor for unix wich doesn't use qt libs
jgb
/class/package/
odla
marcellus: ok now how can i prevent a vertical space between "Results Question 3" and the graphs & figures
disgrntld
I think I was misunderstood.. I don't want to just include a graphic in a LaTeX doc, I want to output my LaTeX doc AS an image itself. fow had it right.. Any ideas? eoc, what did you mean by output 'images'? Is that an option to LaTeX?
marcellus
what are you trying to accomplish?
eoc
disgrntld: I asked what kind of image you need if odf is not enough
and, seconded marcellus, why you need it
uhm, pdf
disgrntld
eoc, I'm not familiar with odf? I usually output PDF or DVI
eoc
seems as if typing were too hard today
odla
marcellus: me?
eoc
sorry.
disgrntld
Looking for PNG or something.. I think I could automate the conversion if GD can read in PDFs.. Gonna try that route I suppose
marcellus
disgrntld: you need to explain why you want it as a png
disgrntld
Well, I want to include an example of my LaTeX package inline on a webpage
odla
this is still not quite right for me ... i can't get the table & the figure to both appear under the Results heading w/o having a huge vertical space
marcellus
poster http://users.physik.fu-berlin.de/~mgoerz/blog/2009/03/poster-for-dpg-conference/
odla
marcellus: thanks for the help ... i've figured it out ... it's not the nicest code but it works
simon
in my appendix, h