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PLoS ONE Now Accepts LaTeX

March 18th, 2009 · No Comments

In a note sent out to the PLoS ONE editorial board, managing editor Pete Binfield announced today that PLoS ONE will now be accepting submissions typeset in LaTeX.  I knew that this was in the works, but it’s nice to know it is for real now.

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Tags: LaTeX

Exporting Deviance Tables to (ugh) Word

January 30th, 2009 · No Comments

I do my absolute best to minimize the amount of time Word is open on my computer desktop.  Alas, when one collaborates widely, particularly with non-technical people, it is a necessary evil. In these collaborations, I am typically doing either statistical or modeling work (or both). This often means that I am generating objects in […]

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More On Converting LaTeX

December 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

This is turning into a series, now isn’t it? Yesterday, I wrote a post on using tex2word to convert \(\LaTeX\) documents to .doc format.  This works well but carries with it the major disadvantage that you need to run it using windows.  In my copious spare time, I thought I would explore some of the […]

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More on LaTeX

December 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Well, what do you know?  PLoS ONE actually has a very handy webpage on converting LaTeX documents that has appeared since the last time I checked!  Nice tip for BibTeX too…

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LaTeX Filters

December 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I recently joined the editorial board of PLoS ONE.  To facilitate rapid turn-around of accepted manuscripts, PLoS ONE has some fairly rigid requirements for the submission of electronic files.  One of the most unfortunate restrictions is that the journal does not accept manuscripts prepared using LaTeX.  This is a shame because PLoS ONE has published some excellent papers in […]

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Tags: LaTeX

Trying out the LaTeX Plugin

September 11th, 2008 · No Comments

This is an experiment to see how the WordPress \(\LaTeX\) plugin works.  What better equation to try out than the Euler-Lotka equation:

\[ 1 = \int_{\alpha}^{\beta} e^{-ra} l(a)m(a) da\]

where \(\alpha\) is age at first reproduction, \(\beta\) is age at last reproduction, \(r\) is the intrinsic rate of population increase, \(l(a)\) is the proportion surviving […]

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