Version 1.10 of pgfplots has been released. It offers a new solution for fill the area between plots. Until now, people could use stacked plots to achieve such fillings or program it on their own. pgfplots now does it also with a focus on a minimum of required compiling time.
PGF / TikZ 3.0 has been published on CTAN. It's been already available on SourceForge for some days, but since the upload on CTAN we can consider the release as official and installable on TeX Live and MiKTeX using the package managers.
A lot of new features has been added to TikZ, still there's a focus on perfect backward compatibility.
Contest: Write an Article - Win the LaTeX Companion!
LaTeX Community -
Written by Stefan Kottwitz
Sunday, 20 October 2013 11:59
LaTeX-Community.org is glad to be able to offer a free copy of The LaTeX Companion ebook, the author Frank Mittelbach provided a download code for the ebook version, which is available as bundle in EPUB, MOBI and PDF format. One of our users can win it!
It's the newly published ebook Version of the LaTeX Companion written by Frank Mittelbach, Michel Goossens, Johannes Braams, David Carlisle, and Chris Rowley. From the book's web page:
The LaTeX Companion has long been the essential resource for anyone using LaTeX to create high-quality printed documents. This completely updated edition brings you all the latest information about LaTeX and the vast range of add-on packages now available--over 200 are covered! Full of new tips and tricks for using LaTeX in both traditional and modern typesetting, this book will also show you how to customize layout features to your own needs--from phrases and paragraphs to headings, lists, and pages.
ConTeXt is a macro language built on TeX and utilizing Lua. ConTeXt is a developing language with new versions coming monthly or even weekly. The ConTeXt community is centered around the mailing list and the yearly user meetings and the developers participate actively in both.
Tino Weinkauf announced today, that the second beta version of TeXnicCenter 2.0 has been released. TeXnicCenter is a free open source LaTeX editor for Windows systems. This new version should be stable and can be used. There's a 32 bit version and a for 64 bit version.
MetaPost Basics: Drawing lines, curves and shapes and using color
LaTeX's Friends -
Written by Mari Voipio
Thursday, 12 September 2013 18:59
This ist the first of a series of articles, developed as a MetaPost tutorial. In this introduction to the basic features of MetaPost we want to go the first steps together. We will see little text but many examples. Each section will cover a single aspect of MetaPost.
TeX Live 2013 has been released. TeX Live is a comprehensive TeX and LaTeX system running on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and other Unix operating systems. For Mac OS X, a special version MacTeX 2013 is available.