# Directory `macros/latex/contrib/nath`

Nath is a LaTeX (both 2e and 2.09) style to separate presentation and content in mathematical typography. The style delivers a particular context-dependent presentation on the basis of a rather coarse context-independent notation. Although essentially backward compatible with LaTeX, Nath aims at producing traditional math typography. Its name comes from ``NAtural maTH notation'' -- see M.M., Natural TeX notation in mathematics, in: Proc. Conf. EuroTeX 2001, Kerkrade, 23--27 September 2001 <www.ntg.nl/eurotex/marvan-3.pdf>. Nath is a free software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License <www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html>. To install Nath, put the nath.sty file into the TeX input directory. A LaTeX 2.09 document may start like \documentstyle[nath]{article} a LaTeX 2e document, like \documentclass{article} \usepackage{nath} Nath does not introduce any new fonts. Nath helps to prevent wasting human work on something that can be done by computer. In particular, delimiters adapt their size to the material enclosed, (rendering \left and \right almost obsolete), no matter how many \\'s intervene. Depending on the context, the command \frac produces either built-up or case or solidus fractions, with parentheses added whenever required for preservation of the mathematical meaning. Nath is provided as it is; only bug reports and serious discussion should go to <M.Marvan@math.slu.cz>. On average, LaTeX runs about three times slower with Nath than without it, depending on the complexity of math formulas. The new release dated 11 February 2003 brings mainly several bug fixes and introduces a new bug (sorry). The new bug corrected 21 March 2003.

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## Nath – Natural mathematics notation

Nath is a LaTeX (both 2e and 2.09) style to separate
presentation and content in mathematical typography.
The style delivers a particular context-dependent
presentation on the basis of a rather coarse
context-independent notation. Highlighted features:
depending on the context, the command `\frac` produces
either built-up or case or solidus fractions, with
parentheses added whenever required for preservation
of the mathematical meaning; delimiters adapt their
size to the material enclosed, rendering `\left` and
`\right` almost obsolete.

Package | Nath |

License | GNU General Public License |

Maintainer | Michal Marvan |

Contained in | TeX Live as nath |

MiKTeX as nath | |

Topics |
support for typesetting mathematics |