The OTeX Macro Collection
Last updated: February 19, 2015.
“In turning TeX into LaTeX, I have tried to convert a highly-tuned racing car into a comfortable family sedan.”
— Leslie Lamport, The LaTeX Manual
“Hmmm. I think I'd rather drive the Ferrari.”
— Peter Olver, circa 1992
is a comprehensive collection of plain
TeX macros that will do automatic referencing, equation and
theorem numbering, figures, and indexing,
as well as many other handy typesetting tasks.
It is flexible enough to handle cross referencing for books. My books Equivalence, Invariants, and Symmetry, Classical Invariant Theory,
Applied Linear Algebra, and
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations
were all written using OTeX.
The plain TeX file
documentation, although a complete manual has not yet been written.
Comments and questions
are greatly appreciated!
A style file that makes almost all the OTeX macros compatible with LaTeX is available upon request.
A Sample OTeX Paper
The plain TeX sources consist of four files:
- The paper:
- The references:
- A key file (automatically generated for forward referencing):
- The macros:
- A postscript file for a figure in the paper:
- The final pdf file: smf.pdf
Professor Peter J. Olver
School of Mathematics
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455