# CTAN update: nicematrix

New options 'cell-space-top-limit' and 'cell-space-bottom-limit' (inspired by the package 'cellspace'). New command '\diagbox' The key 'hvlines' now draws all the vertical and horizontal rules *excepted* in the blocks (created by '\Block') and in the virtual blocks corresponding to the dotted lines (drawn by '\Cdots', '\Vdots', etc.) Creation of PGF/Tikz nodes corresponding to the position of the rules, called 'row-1', 'row-2', etc. and 'col-1', 'col-2', etc. These nodes are accessible in the 'code-before' and in the 'code-after'.

This package is located at http://mirror.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/nicematrix More information is at https://www.ctan.org/pkg/nicematrix

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## nicematrix – Improve the typesetting of mathematical matrices with PGF

This package provides new environments similar to the environments
`matrix`, `pmatrix`, `bmatrix`, etc.
of amsmath and mathtools.

In these new environments, a PGF node is created for each cell of the matrix.

The user can use these nodes directly but `nicematrix`
also provides commands which use these nodes to draw continuous
dotted lines from two cells of the matrix (the result is more
aesthetic than the classical result obtained using
`\cdots`, `\vdots`, `\ddots`, etc.).

This package also provides a control over the width of the columns and the possibility to add an exterior line and an exterior column.

`nicematrix` requires and loads
amsmath,
array,
expl3,
l3keys2e,
xparse,
pgf,
as well as the TikZ library `fit`.

Package | nicematrix |

Version | 4.4 2020-06-30 |

Copyright | 2017–2020 F. Pantigny |

Maintainer | François Pantigny |