Advice and Links


The following is a very partial list of things written others that I’ve found useful – thank you to the authors!


  • How I create plots in Python, including LaTeX support for text
  • latexpand is a perl script that flattens a tex file (expands \input, \include) and strips comments. Useful for uploading to arXiv.
    • Usage: latexpand –empty-comments mytexfile.tex > mytexfile-stripped.tex
  • Tool to find grammar, spelling, and style mistakes in LaTeX. Gracefully handles tex files that input other tex files.
    • Usage: textidote –output html main.tex > report.html