Date: Wed, 9 Nov 88 13:33:46 CST From: J E PITTMAN <JEPTEX@venus.tamu.edu> Subject: TeX Inputs cellular.tex (table-generating macros) Keywords: macros Several months ago, someone sent in a request for macros that allow vertical and horizontal spans within a ruled table. There have also been questions about `nubs' and `gaps' within ruled tables. After thinking about the problem for a while, I realized that a solution was to abandon the \halign primitive and start from scratch. I have finished my first attempt at a set of table generating macros, which I have chosen to call Cellular.TeX. These macros allow for both vertical and horizontal spans and take steps to prevent `nubs' and `gaps' when rules are used. They are, unfortunately, very slow and I have not been able to increase their speed without sacrificing memory conservation and generality. I am sending the macros under separate cover since there are nearly 1,000 lines of code involved, divided into five files. Detailed comments are available in the file TeX Inputs cellular.doc. J E Pittman Bitnet: JEPTeX@TAMVenus User Services Group Internet: JEPTeX@Venus.TAMU.Edu Computing Services Center Texas A&M University
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cellular – Cellular table construction
Cellular tables are ruled tables with spanned cells; the present package achieves that, and includes several tricks for dealing with the idiosyncracies of printers of the time when it was written.
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|Maintainer||John E. Pittman (inactive)|
|Contained in||MiKTeX as cellular|