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Parent Directory 13-Dec-2019 21:15 - nath.sty 21-Mar-2003 19:58 81k nathguide.dvi 19-Feb-2003 01:38 58k nathguide.pdf 19-Feb-2003 01:37 140k nathguide.tex 19-Feb-2003 01:37 42k
Nath is a LaTeX (both 2e and 2.09) style to separate presentation and content in mathematical typography. The style delivers a particular context-dependent presentation on the basis of a rather coarse context-independent notation. Although essentially backward compatible with LaTeX, Nath aims at producing traditional math typography. Its name comes from ``NAtural maTH notation'' -- see M.M., Natural TeX notation in mathematics, in: Proc. Conf. EuroTeX 2001, Kerkrade, 23--27 September 2001 <www.ntg.nl/eurotex/marvan-3.pdf>. Nath is a free software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License <www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html>. To install Nath, put the nath.sty file into the TeX input directory. A LaTeX 2.09 document may start like \documentstyle[nath]{article} a LaTeX 2e document, like \documentclass{article} \usepackage{nath} Nath does not introduce any new fonts. Nath helps to prevent wasting human work on something that can be done by computer. In particular, delimiters adapt their size to the material enclosed, (rendering \left and \right almost obsolete), no matter how many \\'s intervene. Depending on the context, the command \frac produces either built-up or case or solidus fractions, with parentheses added whenever required for preservation of the mathematical meaning. Nath is provided as it is; only bug reports and serious discussion should go to <M.Marvan@math.slu.cz>. On average, LaTeX runs about three times slower with Nath than without it, depending on the complexity of math formulas. The new release dated 11 February 2003 brings mainly several bug fixes and introduces a new bug (sorry). The new bug corrected 21 March 2003.