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CTAN update: cntdwn

Date: August 29, 2010 3:42:01 PM CEST
This should be at your local mirror. Jim Hef{}feron Saint Michael's College ............................................................................. The following information was provided by our fellow contributor: Name of contribution: The cntdwn Package Version number: v0.5 Author's name: D. P. Story Location on CTAN: /macros/latex/contrib/cntdwn Summary description: Provides support for short and long countdowns, and for clocks in any time zone License type: lppl Announcement text:
This is an update to the package published earlier. The original version, v.3, had a simple way of calculating the number of years (based on 365 days to the year) for a long countdown. This was not a problem for counts less than one year, or for counts that spanned several years that did not include leap years. This version, v.5, takes into account the presence of leap years and now gives a correct year, day, hour, minute, and second representation of the time difference between the current time and the target event.
This package is located at http://tug.ctan.org/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/cntdwn . More information is at http://tug.ctan.org/pkg/cntdwn (if the package is new it may take a day for that information to appear). We are supported by the TeX Users Group http://www.tug.org . Please join a users group; see http://www.tug.org/usergroups.html .

cntdwn – Support for countdowns, and for clocks in any timezone

The package provides three sets of timers:

  • A short countdown (or count up) to an event. (Short being defined as less than a day.) The short countdown is designed for talks or presentations. There are three notification times, to announce to the speaker and audience that time is running out;
  • A long countdown to an event in the (distant) future. There are three notifications up to the main event (when counter reaches 0 seconds), and three notifications following 0 seconds;
  • Clock counters. The package allows you to create clocks that display time and date. Clocks can show local time or time in any foreign time zone.

Version0.6 2014-11-26
Copyright2010 D. P. Story
MaintainerDonald P. Story



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