Created: 2008-11-23 18:43
Updated: 2019-02-21 18:14



Kieran Healy, Duke University

Keywords: LaTeX, memoir, listings, custom


Some simple configuration files I use to typeset papers, letters, course syllabi, etc. At present, includes the following:

  • Some page layouts for articles typeset using LaTeX (or XeLaTeX) and the Memoir class.
  • Some custom style files for use with org-mode and the Emacs Starter Kit, letting you export .org files to .tex files suitable for processing with either pdflatex or xelatex.
  • A style file for typesetting Sweave output using the Listings package.
  • A replacement for using Sweave.sty when writing sweave documents in R/LaTeX (Sweavel.sty). This allows you to directly style Sweave files, rather than having to use the listings style file above. (Some of this is now superseded by Knitr, which you should consider using instead for .Rnw documents.)
  • A template for an Article, using the layouts & format files here.
  • A template for a Syllabus, using the layouts & format files here.

To make full use of these files you will need a modern TeX installation, and in particular,

The .sty files in the needs-org-mode directory are meant for use with org-mode as configured in the Emacs Starter Kit for the Social Sciences

Of course, not all of these packages are needed to use each of the layouts. Only a modern TeX system is really presupposed.

To use these files, the various .sty files need to be installed somewhere LaTeX can find them, usually in your local texmf tree, wherever that is (e.g. ~/Library/texmf/tex/latex or /usr/local/texlive/texmf-local). Consult your TeX installation's documentation for further details.

Feel free to extend and improve as you like.

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