Pandoc based J Syntax Highlighting

John MacFarlane's excellent command line utility Pandoc is a Haskell program that converts to and from various text markup languages. Pandoc's help option lists its supported input and output formats. The following examples are Linux bash shell commands. Windows shell commands are identical. $ pandoc --help pandoc [OPTIONS] [FILES] Input formats: native, json, markdown, markdown+lhs, … Continue reading Pandoc based J Syntax Highlighting

WordPress to LaTeX with Pandoc and J: Using TeXfrWpxml.ijs (Part 3)

In this post I will describe how to use the J script TeXfrWpxml.ijs to generate LaTeX source from WordPress export XML.  I am assuming you have worked through (Part 1) and (Part 2) and have: Successfully installed and tested Pandoc. Installed and tested a version of J. Set up appropriate directories (Part 2). Know how … Continue reading WordPress to LaTeX with Pandoc and J: Using TeXfrWpxml.ijs (Part 3)

WordPress to LaTeX with Pandoc and J: LaTeX Directories (Part 2)

In this post I will describe the LaTeX directory structure the J script TeXfrWpxml.ijs is expecting. To convert WordPress export XML to LaTeX with this script you will have to set up similar directories. LaTeX documents are built from *.tex[1] files. This makes LaTeX more like a compiled programming language than a word processing program. … Continue reading WordPress to LaTeX with Pandoc and J: LaTeX Directories (Part 2)

WordPress to LaTeX with Pandoc and J: Prerequisites (Part 1)

There are no quick WordPress to LaTeX fixes Over the next three posts I will describe how to convert WordPress’s export XML to LaTeX source code.  I know that many of you are looking for a quick WordPress to LaTeX fix; unfortunately there are no quick fixes. The two formats come from different worlds and … Continue reading WordPress to LaTeX with Pandoc and J: Prerequisites (Part 1)

Typesetting UTF8 APL code with the LaTeX lstlisting package

Typesetting APL source code has always been a pain in the ass! In the dark ages, (the 1970's), you had to fiddle with APL type-balls and live without luxuries like lower case letters. With the advent of general outline fonts it became technically possible to render APL glyphs on standard display devices provided you: Designed your own APL … Continue reading Typesetting UTF8 APL code with the LaTeX lstlisting package

More on Kindle Oriented LaTeX

I've been compiling $latex \LaTeX$ PDFs for the Kindle. If you like $latex \LaTeX$ typefaces, especially mathematical fonts, you'll love how they render on the Kindle. It's a good thing because you won't like the Kindle's cramped page dimensions. For simple flow-able text this isn't a big deal but for complex $latex \LaTeX$ documents it is! There are two … Continue reading More on Kindle Oriented LaTeX

Open Source Hilbert for the Kindle

While searching for free Kindle books I found Project Gutenberg. Project Gutenberg offers free Kindle books but they also have something better! Would you believe $latex \LaTeX$ source code for some mathematical classics. The best book I've found so far is an English translation of David Hilbert's Foundations of Geometry. Hilbert's Foundations exposed some flaws … Continue reading Open Source Hilbert for the Kindle

Resume blues partly alleviated by LaTeX

Once again your fearless correspondent is seeking new consulting opportunities.  One of the major drawbacks of consulting is the constant need to keep marketing yourself!  When it comes to self promotion that old standby, the resume,  is still one of your most effective tools.  When communicating with potential clients their first question is; “Can you … Continue reading Resume blues partly alleviated by LaTeX