# CTAN update: nicematrix

Date: October 30, 2019 9:11:46 PM CET
François Pantigny submitted an update to the nicematrix package. Version number: 3.6 2019-10-29 License type: lppl1.3 Summary description: Several features to improve the typesetting of mathematical matrices with TikZ Announcement text:
Two LaTeX counters iRow and jCol are now available to the user in the cells of the environments. A command \normalbaselines has been added at the beginning of the environments of nicematrix (it should have been done a long time ago). The code is faster in several circumstancies.
This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/nicematrix More information is at https://www.ctan.org/pkg/nicematrix
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## nicematrix – Improve the typesetting of mathematical matrices with PGF

This package provides new environments similar to the environments matrix, pmatrix, bmatrix, etc. of amsmath and mathtools.

In these new environments, a PGF node is created for each cell of the matrix.

The user can use these nodes directly but nicematrix also provides commands which use these nodes to draw continuous dotted lines from two cells of the matrix (the result is more aesthetic than the classical result obtained using \cdots, \vdots, \ddots, etc.).

This package also provides a control over the width of the columns and the possibility to add an exterior line and an exterior column.

nicematrix requires and loads amsmath, array, expl3, l3keys2e, xparse, pgf, as well as the TikZ library fit.

 Package nicematrix Version 3.15 2020-04-06 Copyright 2017–2020 F. Pantigny Maintainer François Pantigny

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