# CTAN Update: nicematrix

Date: March 16, 2020 1:22:16 PM CET

François Pantigny submitted an update to the
nicematrix
package.
Version: 3.13 2020-03-15
License: lppl1.3
Summary description: Improve the typesetting of mathematical matrices with PGF
Announcement text:

The code of the extension 'nicematrix' has been optimized. In particular the extension no longer explicitly uses TikZ but only PGF. THE EXTENSION NO LONGER LOADS TIKZ BUT ONLY PGF. The behaviour of the command \rotate is improved when used in the 'last row'. The option 'dotted-lines-margin' has been renamed to 'xdots/shorten' and two options 'xdots/color' and 'xdots/line-style' have been added for a complete customization of the dotted lines. In the environments without preamble ({NiceMatrix}, {pNiceMatrix}, etc.) it's possible to use the options 'l' or 'r' to specify the types of the columns.

The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/nicematrix The package’s files themselves can be inspected at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/nicematrix/

Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese

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The code of the extension 'nicematrix' has been optimized. In particular the extension no longer explicitly uses TikZ but only PGF. THE EXTENSION NO LONGER LOADS TIKZ BUT ONLY PGF. The behaviour of the command \rotate is improved when used in the 'last row'. The option 'dotted-lines-margin' has been renamed to 'xdots/shorten' and two options 'xdots/color' and 'xdots/line-style' have been added for a complete customization of the dotted lines. In the environments without preamble ({NiceMatrix}, {pNiceMatrix}, etc.) it's possible to use the options 'l' or 'r' to specify the types of the columns.

The package’s Catalogue entry can be viewed at https://ctan.org/pkg/nicematrix The package’s files themselves can be inspected at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/nicematrix/

Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Petra Rübe-Pugliese

CTAN is run entirely by volunteers and supported by TeX user groups. Please join a user group or donate to one, see https://ctan.org/lugs

## nicematrix – Improve the typesetting of mathematical matrices with PGF

This package is based on the package array. It creates PGF/TikZ nodes under the cells of the array and uses these nodes to provide functionalities to construct tabulars, arrays and matrices.

Among the features :

- continuous dotted lines for the mathematical matrices;
- exterior rows and columns (so-called border matrices);
- control of the width of the columns;
- tools to color rows and columns with a good PDF result;
- blocks of cells;
- tabular notes;
- etc.

The package requires and loads
l3keys2e,
array,
amsmath,
pgfcore,
and the module `shapes` of
PGF.

Package | nicematrix |

Version | 6.29a 2024-10-29 |

Copyright | 2018–2024 F. Pantigny |

Maintainer | François Pantigny |