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By Xavier Dionne
CA$ 247 pledged of CA$ 1,500 goal
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About this project

Creating tables in LaTeX is a hard task. Creating complex tables is an even harder one. This project consists in a free, open source, web-based, WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get) table editor for LaTeX. It will aim to support most features used in tables and management of packages (including incompatibilities and the possibility to blacklist some of them). A standalone open source JavaScript library will be released in the process to manipulate complex tables.

I'm a well experimented JavaScript programmer and a proud user of LaTeX. I already combined both in a smaller project. The development of this LaTeX tables editor is already started. However, the support from the community will allow me to work full time on this and release it sooner. The money will be used to pay for icons, a server, my rent and food while development is on the way.

Here are some packages from which features will be supported : array, arydshln, booktabs, colortbl, ctable, diagbox, dcolumn, hhline, longtable, lscape, makecell, multirow, rotating, slashbox, supertabular, tabularx, xcolor and more.

Thank you for your contribution and your support for Open Source projects !

Images show the editor at the current stage of development. More features and a (much) better look are on the way.

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 Use Cases

  • Build beautiful and complex tables
  • Focus on data and let the editor manages the code and the presentation
  • Let the editor manages incompatibilities between packages
  • Export to LaTeX to publish on paper or to print a PDF file
  • Export to HTML to publish on the web
  • Import data from Excel and others using CSV file format
  • Import data from STATA and others using text

 

 

Thank you again for your contribution and your support !

Direct contact : info@latex-tables.com

Risks and challenges

As a well experimented JavaScript programmer, everything should be okay : the project is already on the way. Documenting incompatibilities between packages will be, however, the most difficult task.

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