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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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