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From: Martin Halder <martin.halder@gmail.com>
To: "Thomas S. Dye" <tsd@tsdye.com>
Cc: emacs-orgmode@gnu.org
Subject: Re: table as parameter for latex block
Date: Sun, 18 Mar 2012 20:55:44 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <3EF97662-6C13-4043-B9FC-6D826DBD7F4D@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <m13995d7wv.fsf@tsdye.com>

> Martin Halder <martin.halder@gmail.com> writes:
> 
>>> Martin Halder <martin.halder@gmail.com> writes:
>>> 
>>>> Hi all,
>>>> 
>>>> was trying to use a table as input for a latex block. Is there a way to directly reference parts of the table inside the block or do I have to specify each parameter as separate parameter ?
>>>> 
>>>> Thanks for help,
>>>> Martin
>>> Aloha Martin,
>>> 
>>> Can I ask why you want to use a table as input for a latex block?  An
>>> alternative is to send the table to a source block in some other
>>> language and then evaluate with :results latex.  The advantage is that
>>> the other language can have loops and complex data types that make it
>>> relatively easy to deal with tables.  It might be possible to do these
>>> kinds of things with TeX, but it is likely to be difficult.
>>> 
>>> hth,
>>> Tom
>> 
>> Aloha Tom,
>> 
>> the reason was that I have a quite complex latex file in a src latex block (which I tangle)
>> and just wanted to replace some variables from a table.
>> 
>> But :results latex looks very interesting, will have a look if I can solve it with that one,
>> many thanks for the hint.
>> 
>> This is my use case, the example below was maybe too much simplified:
>> 
>> #begin_src latex
>> ... weird latex code
>> 	\put(-2,-50){
>> 		\parbox{8cm}{
>> 			\tiny{mycompany - mystree - mycountry}\\ \\
>> 			\normalsize
>> 			\textbf{company}\\
>> 			street\\
>> 			\textbf{country}
>> 			\vspace{2mm}\\
>> 		}
>> 	}
>> ... weird latex code
>> #end_src latex
> 
> Aloha Martin,
> 
> Here is the basic idea in pseudo python.  
> 
> #begin_src python :results output latex
> ... weird latex code
> s = ''' 	\\put(-2,-50){
> 		\\parbox{8cm}{
> 			\\tiny{%s - %s - %s}\\\\ \\\\
> 			\\normalsize
> 			\\textbf{%s}\\\\
> 			street\\\\
> 			\\textbf{%s}
> 			\\vspace{2mm}\\\\
> 		}
> 	}''' % (mycompany, mystree, mycountry, company, country)
> print s
> ... weird latex code
> #end_src python
> 
> hth,
> Tom

Aloha Tom,

great, thanks. This one is working. Did not think about sending the whole file through python.

Cheers,
Martin

>> 
>> Cheers,
>> Martin
>> 
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> This is working:
>>>> 
>>>> #+tblname: data
>>>> | Name    | John Doe     |
>>>> | Address | Doestreet 42 |
>>>> | Country | Doecountry   |
>>>> 
>>>> #+name: invoice(name=data[0,1], address=data[1,1], country=data[2,1])
>>>> #+begin_src latex
>>>> name
>>>> address
>>>> country
>>>> #+end_src
>>>> 
>>>> #+RESULTS: invoice
>>>> #+BEGIN_LaTeX
>>>> John Doe
>>>> Doestreet 42
>>>> Doecountry
>>>> #+END_LaTeX
>>>> 
>>>> what I would like to do:
>>>> 
>>>> #+name: invoice(data=data)
>>>> #+begin_src latex
>>>> data[0,1]
>>>> data[1,1]
>>>> data[2,1]
>>>> #+end_src
>>>> 
>>>> or even better:
>>>> 
>>>> #+name: invoice(data=data)
>>>> #+begin_src latex
>>>> data['Name']
>>>> data['Adress']
>>>> data['Country']
>>>> #+end_src
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>> 
>>> -- 
>>> Thomas S. Dye
>>> http://www.tsdye.com
>> 
> 
> -- 
> T.S. Dye & Colleagues, Archaeologists
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      reply	other threads:[~2012-03-18 19:56 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2012-03-18  8:40 Martin Halder
2012-03-18 18:29 ` Thomas S. Dye
2012-03-18 19:10   ` Martin Halder
2012-03-18 19:29     ` Thomas S. Dye
2012-03-18 19:55       ` Martin Halder [this message]

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