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LaTeX package listofsymbols.sty v0.2
by Stefan Spreng 
e-mail: listofsymbols@gmx.de 
August 2003

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listofsymbols provides commands to (a) automatically create a list of
symbols (also called notation or nomenclature) and (b) handle symbols
logically, i.e. define a macro that is expanded to the desired output
and use the macro in the text rather than `hardcoding' the output into
the text.
This helps to ensure consistency throughout the text, especially if
there is a chance that symbols will be changed at some stage. 
Additionally, you can keep all the symbols you usually need in
a separate file; only those you use in a document are included in the
list of symbols.
This package is more or less a combination of what the packages
nomencl.sty and formula.sty do. The concept of creating the list of
symbols, though, is different from the way nomencl.sty does it.

Change Log:
Jul 2003: Compatibility problems with amsmath.sty solved
Jul 2003: Unused symbols are no longer included in the lists
Aug 2003: Commands includesym and losstring added

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listof­sym­bols – Create and ma­nip­u­late lists of sym­bols

Listof­sym­bols pro­vides com­mands to au­to­mat­i­cally cre­ate a list of sym­bols (also called no­ta­tion or nomen­cla­ture), and to han­dle sym­bols log­i­cally, i.e. de­fine a macro that is ex­panded to the de­sired out­put and use the macro in the text rather than `hard­cod­ing' the out­put into the text. This helps to en­sure con­sis­tency through­out the text, es­pe­cially if there is a chance that sym­bols will be changed at some stage.

The pack­age is more or less a com­bi­na­tion of what the pack­ages nomencl and for­mula do. The con­cept of cre­at­ing the list of sym­bols, though, is dif­fer­ent from the way nomencl.sty does it.

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