Test for LaTeX to PS/PDF Printing

Testflow is a diagnostic for testing LaTeX to PS/PDF print workflow. You can use it to check your LaTeX/dvips/pdfTeX system and printing setup. Testflow Homepage

User control sequences in LaTex

Frequently used expressions in Latex can be reproduced with little effort by user control sequences. They are defined using newcommand and the syntax is, \newcommand{name}[num]{definition} \newcommand{name}[num]{definition} {name} : Name of the command you want to create [num] : optional argument that specifies the number of argument that the newcommand accepts. […]

Bibliography for LaTex documents

References versus Bibliography References contain a complete list of all the sources (books, journal articles, websites, etc.) that you have cited directly in a document. That means that if there are in-text citations for a source there is a reference list entry, and vice versa. Bibliography, on the other hand, […]

MatLab Startup

At startup time, MATLAB automatically executes the file matlabrc.m . This function establishes the MATLAB path, sets the default figure size, and sets some uicontrol defaults. matlabrc At startup time, MATLAB automatically executes the file matlabrc.m . This function establishes the MATLAB path, sets the default figure size, and sets […]

PLOTYY : 2-D line plots with y-axes on both left and right side

This section explains how to plot more than two graphs on two y-axes using plotyy function in MATLAB. plotyy(X1,Y1,X2,Y2) plots X1 versus Y1 with y-axis labeling on the left(y1-axis) and plots X2 versus Y2 with y-axis labeling on the right. plotyy(X1,Y1,X2,Y2,’function’) uses the plotting function specified by the string ‘function’ […]

Tikz for Circuits -1 : Passives

Circuitikz provides a set of macros to type­set­ting elec­tronic net­works. It is based on pgf and TikZ packages. Here is the syntax for basic circuits to typeset using circuitikz in LaTeX tikzpicture environment . Ideal sources 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 \begin{tikzpicture} %——–start graphics code ——– […]

Getting started with TikZ 1

TikZ is a package used for programmatic creation of graphics in LaTex[ more info… ]. Points and paths are the basic elements used to draw pictures in TikZ. Points and Paths Path is drawn between two coordinates in a picture environment by specifying a “path extension operation”. The simplest path […]

Label Maximum and Minimum in MatLab Figure

Sometimes it is required to label the minimum and maximum values of a plot in a Matlab figure. The code snippet below demonstrate that functionality, for minimum and maximum values along the y-axis. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 […]


.cdsinit is used to initialize the Cadence design environment. When default values are set in .cdsinit file, the settings are loaded into the design environment when Cadence® Design Framework II (DFII) workbench is started. You can store the .cdsinit file in any or all of the following locations. DFII looks […]

Legend Settings in MatLab

This post describes how to handle expression and background color of legend box in MatLab figures. We can print LaTex expressions in legend box, by instructing the legend to interpret the following string as latex expression. Create the handle to legend box and set the interpreter option to latex as […]