ANN: New Book: Programming in Python 3
jim.hefferon at gmail.com
Sat Dec 20 23:37:36 CET 2008
I too will be interested in seeing the book.
Nothing wrong with Lout -- and you can choose what suits you best, of
course -- but just a couple of comments on the alternative.
On Dec 19, 5:21 pm, Mark Summerfield <l... at qtrac.plus.com> wrote:
> - I can't draw but I can tell lout to draw for me and that works well
> for my simple needs
There are very competent and widely used packages to draw in LaTeX.
Two are PSTricks and TikZ (you can google them each).
> - embedding graphics (e.g., screenshots) is easy (just convert to EPS)
Similarly for LaTeX.
> - lout lets me specify Type1 fonts so I can easily use my own custom
> Venus font for code & it is easy to embed it which makes publication
Current distributions of LaTeX contain XeLaTeX which allows you to use
any T1 font that you have (to use it in mathematical text you need to
do more, but I don't expect that you have a lot of mathematical text
in your book).
> - lots of books that use LaTeX have a certain sameness & I don't like
> the computer modern fonts (IMO -- no offence intended)
There are many alternative document styles and fonts available.
> - after more than a decade of using lout I can pretty well get it to
> do anything & everything I want (but I don't claim to be an expert
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