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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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