Tue 19 September 2017

Writing LaTeX well in Vim

Posted by ankur in Tech (921 words, approximately a 4 minute read)

Vim is a great text editor and LaTeX is a great document writing system. Since I write a lot of LaTeX for my research, I've been adding various Vim plug-ins to make my writing easier over the years. This post documents some of these additions.


Sat 05 March 2016

Calliope - helping you keep a diary - in LaTeX!

Posted by ankur in Research (491 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

Most researchers keep a research journal where we note down our musings, notes and so on. While a paper diary is still quite common, I'd really prefer something on my laptop/computer. There are various applications out there for journal writing, but none of them really match up to good old LaTeX. I've written a simple script that makes it really easy to maintain a journal using LaTeX - Calliope.


Sat 13 February 2016

Zaphod - a LaTeX change tracking tool

Posted by ankur in Research (1198 words, approximately a 5 minute read)

Introducing Zaphod - a Python script that attempts to help LaTeX users collaborate over their academic writing. It uses the power of Git to track changes, latexdiff to generate a PDF with annotated additions and removals from the document, and provides a simple interactive review tool that lets the user pick what changes they want to accept. You can use Zaphod to track changes in your LaTeX documents.


Sun 07 October 2012

Beamer: making hand outs for your presentations

Posted by ankur in Tech (381 words, approximately a 2 minute read)

It's often handy to create hand-outs for your presentations. (I need them for my master's assessments at the moment). It's really simple to make hand-outs. What we do is first create a presentation, like we normally do. Then, since the presentation generally contains overlays (the pause command and more), we …