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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


a LaTeX 2e document, like


Nath does not introduce any new fonts.

Nath helps to prevent wasting human work on something that can be done by
In particular, delimiters adapt their size to the material enclosed,
(rendering \left and \right almost obsolete), no matter how many \\'s
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 De­tailsNath
Li­censeGNU Gen­eral Public Li­cense
Main­tainerMichal Mar­van
Con­tained inTeX Live as nath
MiKTeX as nath
Topics sup­port for type­set­ting math­e­mat­ics
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