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CTAN has a new package: seqsplit

Date: August 8, 2006 10:03:39 AM CEST
A new package has been put in place at tug.ctan.org and should soon make its way to your favorite mirror. Thank you, Jim Hefferon St Michael's College ====================================================================== The following information was provided by the package's contributor. Name of contribution: seqsplit Author's name: Boris Veytsman Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/seqsplit Summary description: Splitting Long Sequences of Letters (DNA, RNA, Proteins, Etc.), v0.1 License type: lppl Announcement text given by the package's contributor:
Sometimes one needs to typeset long sentences of letters, which should not have spaces between them (like letters in words), but could be split between lines at any point, often without a hyphenation character. This problem was formulated at the PracticalTeX-2006 conference by Klaus Hoeppner. In the general discussion several solutions were suggested. This package implements the one belonging to, I believe, Peter Flynn.
See this package at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/seqsplit . You may get a better network connection by using a CTAN mirror near to you; see http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/README.mirrors . Our service is supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

seqsplit – Split long sequences of characters in a neutral way

When one needs to type long sequences of letters (such as in base-sequences in genes) or of numbers (such as calculations of transcendental numbers), there's no obvious break points to be found. The package provides a command \seqsplit, which makes its argument splittable anywhere, and then leaves the paragraph-maker to do the splitting.

While the package may obviously be used to typeset DNA sequences, the user may consider the dnaseq as a rather more powerful alternative.

Copyright2006 Boris Veytsman
MaintainerBoris Veytsman



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