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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 20:10:07 +0100	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <D2B7C4D8-5D46-40ED-8ABE-46554DF3E613@gmail.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <m17gyhdaq8.fsf@tsdye.com>


> 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

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

  reply	other threads:[~2012-03-18 19:10 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 [this message]
2012-03-18 19:29     ` Thomas S. Dye
2012-03-18 19:55       ` Martin Halder

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