Chapter numbers as words in LaTeX
11 April 2017 | 8:57 am

I was asked more than once how to produce words instead of numbers in the chapter heading. This is fairly straight forward, but requires patching the chapter macro. I will show how to do this for chapter. However, this works similarly for part, section, and subsection.   Loading the required packages First we load the ... [Read more...]

Professional and clean tables with LaTeX
6 February 2017 | 7:56 am

Tables are great to visualize data in a structured way. Unfortunately, too often I see tables which are cluttered and difficult to read and interpret. It takes little to make them more presentable and easier to read. This post advocates tidy and lean tables, to the benefit of the reader. 1. Add a caption which ... [Read more...]

Adding references from an external file
23 August 2016 | 8:00 am

When writing a scientific paper, one often provides supplementary materials together with the main manuscript. Supplementary materials can be additional figures, tables, or other materials not included in the main manuscript. However, since these materials are usually kept in a different physical file, they can not be referenced in the main manuscript using the standard ... [Read more...]

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