# Directory `tex-archive/macros/generic/mathdots`

This is the mathdots package, version 0.8. 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 AMSLaTeX (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: mathdots.dtx The code mathdots.pdf The manual mathdots.ins unpacking script mdtest.tex Test file README This file 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

## Files

Name | Size | Date | Notes |
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README | 1358 | 2006-03-17 12:34:00 | |

mathdots.dtx | 14941 | 2006-03-17 12:16:00 | |

mathdots.ins | 1238 | 2006-03-17 12:16:00 | |

mathdots.pdf | 109664 | 2006-03-17 12:08:00 | |

mdtest.tex | 1156 | 2006-03-17 12:14:00 |

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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.

Documentation | |

Version | 0.8 |

License | The LaTeX Project Public License |

Copyright | 2001-2006 Daniel H. Luecking |

Maintainer | Daniel H. Luecking |

Contained in | TeXLive as mathdots |

MiKTeX as genmisc | |

Topics |
support for typesetting mathematics |