# CTAN update: nicematrix

Date: January 2, 2021 5:00:10 PM CET
François Pantigny submitted an update to the nicematrix package. Version number: 5.8 2021-01-01 License type: lppl1.3 Summary description: Improve the typesetting of mathematical matrices with PGF Announcement text:
keys 'cols' and 'restart' for the command '\rowcolors' in the code-before. Modification of the behaviour of \\ in the columns of type p, m and b (for a behaviour similar to the environments of the package array).
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## nicematrix – Improve the typesetting of mathematical matrices with PGF

This package is based on the package array. It creates PGF/TikZ nodes under the cells of the array and uses these nodes to provide functionalities to construct tabulars, arrays and matrices.

Among the features :

• continuous dotted lines for the mathematical matrices;
• exterior rows and columns (so-called border matrices);
• control of the width of the columns;
• tools to color rows and columns with a good PDF result;
• blocks of cells;
• etc.

The package requires and loads l3keys2e, xparse, array, amsmath, pgfcore, and the module shapes of PGF.

 Package nicematrix Version 5.15a 2021-05-06 Copyright 2018–2021 F. Pantigny Maintainer François Pantigny

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