# CTAN update: nicematrix

Date: August 1, 2020 10:32:06 PM CEST

rançois Pantigny submitted an update to the
nicematrix
package.
Version number: 5.1 2020-07-31
License type: lppl1.3
Summary description: Improve the typesetting of mathematical matrices with
PGF
Announcement text:

The vertical rules specified by | in the preamble of an environment are now never broken. New environment {NiceTabular*} similar to {tabular*}. New command |\Vdotsfor| (similar to |\Hdotsfor|). Commands similar to those of colortbl to color cells, row and columns (with compatibility with \cline, booktabs, etc. and with no artefacts in the PDF viewers). Public token list '\g_nicematrix_code_after_tl' available to the developper.

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

Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Erik Braun

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The vertical rules specified by | in the preamble of an environment are now never broken. New environment {NiceTabular*} similar to {tabular*}. New command |\Vdotsfor| (similar to |\Hdotsfor|). Commands similar to those of colortbl to color cells, row and columns (with compatibility with \cline, booktabs, etc. and with no artefacts in the PDF viewers). Public token list '\g_nicematrix_code_after_tl' available to the developper.

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

Thanks for the upload. For the CTAN Team Erik Braun

CTAN is run entirely by volunteers and supported by TeX user groups. Please join a user group or donate to one, see https://ctan.org/lugs

## 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 | 5.1 2020-07-31 |

Copyright | 2017–2020 F. Pantigny |

Maintainer | François Pantigny |