TeX macros for Physicists
TeXsis was originally designed for use by physicists, but others may also find it useful. It is completely compatible with Plain TeX.
TeXsis is an extension of "Plain" TeX, so anything you know how to do in plain TeX you can do in TeXsis. TeXsis macro instructions are simply abbreviations for often used combinations of control sequences used to typeset physics documents. For more information about Plain TeX see the manual entry for "tex", or The TeXbook, by D.E. Knuth.
TeXsis can be stored as a pre-loaded format so that it loads quickly (see "preloaded formats" in The TeXbook ). To run TeXsis simply give the command texsis in place of the tex command, i.e.
texsis [ filename ]where filename.tex is the name of a file containing TeX and/or TeXsis \controlsequences.
TeXsis is initally in plain TeX mode, e.g. 10pt type and singlespaced, but the control word \texsis selects 12pt type, doublespaced, and enables other useful features. Alternatively, \paper turns on these features and sets things up to typeset a paper, \thesis does the same for typesetting a thesis, etc... \letter is used to produce a letter using the macros listed in the back of The TeXbook, and \memo gives a setup for producing memoranda.
Without downloading the whole manual, you can get a good idea of what TeXsis can do (and how to download it) from looking at just the table of contents.
The current version of TeXsis is 2.18, which was released on 21 April 2001.
You can get the source code in several forms:
Note! The TeXsis mailing list is only used to send out notices of new releases or patches. We don 't give it out to anybody else. But if you have somehow gotten on the list and want off, just send us a note and we'll remove your name.
Frank E. Paige
Brookhaven National Laboratory
Upton, New York 11973 USA
|Maintained by Eric Myers <email@example.com>||Last Updated: 21 February 2004|