CTAN has a new package: EasyLaTeX

Jim Hefferon ftpmaint at alan.smcvt.edu
Tue Feb 10 21:29:41 CET 2004

A new package has been installed at tug.ctan.org and will make its
way to your favorite local mirror in a day or two.

Thanks again,
Jim Hefferon


The following information was provided by the package's contributor.

Name of contribution: EasyLaTeX
Author's name: Bayle Shanks
Location on CTAN: support/easylatex
Summary description: Turns "ASCII math" into LaTeX source
License type: lppl

Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
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Why is it quicker to express simple equations in plaintext than it is to 
write the equivalent LaTeX? EasyLatex is a preprocessor to make writing 
LaTeX much easier. 

EasyLatex accepts 'ASCII math' such as 

"The identity matrix is the matrix for which a_i
j = 1 when i = j, and 0 everywhere else; for example, in three dimensions, 
I = [1 0 0 ; 0 1 0 ; 0 0 1]."

and generates equivalent LaTeX source documents.

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You can have a look at the package at
although you may get a better network connection by visiting a mirror 
of CTAN that is near to you; see 

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