LaTeX Citation and Referencing Using Biblatex Package

I started using biblatex, for preparing my thesis manuscript, today. It’s a very neat and flexible package. In addition though, there are a slew of citation styles available [1]. Not only that, there is a natbib [2] option that can be specified as a parameter right within the preamble. Continue reading “LaTeX Citation and Referencing Using Biblatex Package”

Embedding R Code in LaTeX Using tikzDevice Package

LaTeX/Sweave integration is awesome! Dynamic reporting made easy indeed. Integrating the overall workflow with tikZ functionality right within R is even better as it esures that your plots have a consistent look and feel through out your report.

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R Graphical Representation – Installing tikzDevice Package

I have R code embedded within LaTeX files that make use of R plots, and I use Sweave to generate corresponding standalone TeX files. In addition to that though, I also make use of the R tikzDevice package to ensure that the fonts in my R plots are consistent with my LaTeX document. As it turns out, R commands are output at a low level as tikZ commands [1]. Continue reading “R Graphical Representation – Installing tikzDevice Package”

I Yield! – I am switching from LibreOffice Writer to LaTeX

So I finally decided to migrate from LibreOffice Writer to LaTeX. I had previously always argued for using WYSIWYG wordprocessors like LibreOffice and made it quite clearly that I was going to write my entire thesis using a wordprocessor [1]. Continue reading “I Yield! – I am switching from LibreOffice Writer to LaTeX”