# Directory `macros/generic/mathdots`

README

This is the mathdots package, version 0.9. Copyright 2001--2014, Daniel H. Luecking License: ======= Mathdots may be distributed and/or modified under the conditions of the LaTeX Project Public License, either version 1.3c of this license or (at your option) any later version. The latest version of this license is in <http://www.latex-project.org/lppl.txt> and version 1.3c or later is part of all distributions of LaTeX dated 2008/05/04 or later. Mathdots has maintenance status "author-maintained". The Current Maintainer is Daniel H. Luecking. The Base Interpreters associated with mathdots are plain TeX and LaTeX Purpose: ======= This package changes the basic LaTeX and plain TeX commands \ddots and \vdots so that they properly change size when font sizes change, and when they are used in superscripts and subscripts. It also adds the command \iddots (for inverse diagonal dots) which slants the opposite way from \ddots. In addition, if it detects amsmath in LaTeX (or AMSTeX in plain TeX) it defines improved versions of the \dddot and \ddddot commands that place three and four dots on a math symbol (similar to the math accent commands \dot and \ddot). These also are arranged to change size correctly and some placement bugs are corrected. Other (minor) improvements: the commands \vdots, \ddots and \iddots select the dot from the math fonts instead of the text fonts, so they always match math punctuation dots. The \dddot and \ddddot commands select the accent dot (same one placed by \dot). File list: README This file mathdots.dtx The code mathdots.pdf The manual mathdots.ins unpacking script mdotest.tex LaTeX test file plmdotest.tex Plain TeX test file (requires loading amstex.tex and the and something to define the commands \eightpoint, \ninepoint, \tenpoint and \twelvepoint) Installation: Run tex or latex on mathdots.ins to unpack the files. Copy mathdots.tex where tex will find it and mathdots.sty where latex will find it. Copy the remaining files to your documentation area. Daniel H. Luecking, \luecking \at \uark \dot \edu

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## mathdots – Commands to produce dots in math that respect font size

Redefines `\ddots` and `\vdots`, and defines
`\iddots`. The dots produced by `\iddots` slant in
the opposite direction to `\ddots`. All the commands are
designed to change size appropriately in scripts, as well as in
response to LaTeX size changing commands. The commands may also be
used in plain TeX.

Package Details | mathdots |

Version | 0.9 |

License | The LaTeX Project Public License |

Maintainer | Daniel H. Luecking |

TDS archive | `mathdots.tds.zip` |

Contained in | TeX Live as mathdots |

MiKTeX as genmisc | |

Topics |
support for typesetting mathematics |