# Village:LaTeX/workshops

**Speaker for the following 4 presentations**

Stefan Kottwitz

Lufthansa Industry Solutions

https://lufthansa-industry-solutions.com

Aug 4 - Aug 8

## Contents

## TeX at work

A network engineer talks about using LaTeX in his field of work.

Everything that's text based can be

- generated (using macros or templates)
- automated
- processed (adding markup, hyperlinks, indexing).

TeX as mature macro expansion language is a natural choice for generating text based configurations. The speaker shows applying TeX in his specific work as a network engineer:

- Programming Cisco switch configurations using TeX
- IP / subnetting calculations with LuaTeX
- Syntax highlighting for Cisco configs
- Indexing and hyperlinking huge config files
- Drawing network topology diagrams with TeX/TikZ instead of the common MS Visio
- Team documentation: easy Markdown syntax for rapid writing, based on hidden underlying templates for compiling to corporate design appearance

## Graphics with LaTeX

The author of the [LaTeX Cookbook] and of the [LaTeX Beginner's Guide] is a fan of graphics with LaTeX, especially with TikZ and pgfplots. So he will talk about using LaTeX and TikZ for

- Creating smart diagrams
- Easy flowcharts
- Mindmaps, timelines, posters, pie charts, ...
- Decorating, overprinting and annotating photos
- Plotting functions in 2d and 3d
- Electric circuits
- Visual models for maths, physics, chemistry, biology, and other sciences
- Landscapes and fractals in 2d and 3d
- Fun drawings (not that above wasn't fun)

While we may race through modern TeX graphics, we can go into details on request.

## TeX online: sites and communities

A StackOverflow/ TeX StackExchange moderator and latex.org maintainer talks about

- Forums and Q&A sites
- Community galleries
- Community blogs
- Tool sites

## Visualizing mathematics

A matheplanet.com member for more than 10 years with a strong focus on mathematics with LaTeX (can be seen on his [profile]) may make a presentation or at least give answers to any question related to maths with LaTeX.

Specifically, today there are great ways to produce math graphics, such as for

- Commutative diagrams
- Classic geometry
- 2d plots
- 3d surfaces
- Polar and logarithmic plots
- Topologic and algebraic topology drawings
- Sets in the complex plane