It is mostly used for technical or scientific document preparation but it can be used for almost all forms of publishing. Instead, Latex encourages authors not to worry about the look of their documents but to concentrate on getting the right content. For example, consider the below document:.
Recently, while browsing the archives of the matplotlib mailing list, I stumbled upon the small python. The package allows you to embed Python code in your document. When the document is compiled the code will be automatically run and its output included in the document.
The goal of this library is to be an easy, but extensible interface between Python and LaTeX. Generating full pdfs is mostly useful when all the text that pdf should contain is generated by python, for instance exporting the data from a database. Snippets are useful when some text still needs to be written by hand, but some stuff can be automatically generated, for instance writing a report with a couple of matplotlib plots.
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Matplotlib has the option to use LaTeX to manage all text layout. This option is available with the following backends:. The LaTeX option is activated by setting text.
Figures are an incredibly important aspect of effectively communicating research and ideas. Poor quality figures are difficult to read and interpret. At their worse, bad figures are simply misleading. Good quality plots, however, blend seamlessly with a document, they are readable, clear, concise and aesthetically pleasing.
Many people, who work especially in small businesses, are using Word or other Word-processors to write their invoices, contracts, or applications. This is fine if you can stand the little annoying things such programs sometimes dohowever, they lack the option to really automate repetitive work in any way. A big part of the aforementioned paperwork consists of metadata and very little actual writing; and this person or project related matadata is usually already written down somewhere else for archiving or accounting purposes.