Chris Austin | 27 Oct 21:58 2014

[TeXmacs] GNUplot window suddenly no longer appears in Maxima session

Hi, a very useful feature of a Maxima session in TeXmacs is the ability to display a 3d or 2d plot with, e.g.,
the plot3d command.  During a session today, something went wrong, and a 3d plot, which one can normally
rotate in 3 dimensions by dragging, froze, and I closed the plot window, which is always a GNUplot window. 
And now, for no apparent reason, the same commands as before no longer produce the GNUplot window: the plot
command completes in the normal way, the only difference is that the GNUplot window never appears.  Ending
the Maxima session and starting a new one, starting a new TeXmacs file, closing the TeXmacs window and
opening a new one, and rebooting the computer all bring no improvement.  I presume that somehow that
seemingly minor mishap during that session today must hav
 e damaged a configuration file.  The only likely files I can find, that have been modified today, presumably
automatically by TeXmacs, are:


This is fairly large for a "system" file, 31552 bytes, apparently automatically updated while I was
working in TeXmacs, and containing a great morass of "history", but not in any sort of chronological
order, and I can see the filename of a new TeXmacs file I created this evening, fairly near the start.


This is also fairly large for a "system" file, 38395 bytes, and has also apparently been automatically
updated while I was working on TeXmacs this evening, and there is a line:

"/home/chris/TeXmacsBuild15/share/TeXmacs/plugins/gnuplot/langs/natural" "0"

near the start.  (The strange start to the path, i.e. /home/chris/TeXmacsBuild15 instead of /usr, is
because I have this build of TeXmacs installed in my home directory and run from there, so as not to
interfere with an older version that is installed in the usual place.  In fact I never use the older version,
so that is not the problem.  I have been running this build of, installed in my home directory, for
several years now, so that is not the problem either.)

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Julien Frontisi | 25 Oct 16:12 2014

[TeXmacs] no sessions in Mac OS 10.10

I cannot get any session (maxima, python…) in TeXmacs 1.99.2 since Mac OS Yosemite upgrade, although
I’m not positive it has something to do with the upgrade. Sessions work fine with 1.99.2 on older
versions of Mac OS on another machine.
Does anyone have the same problem ?

Simon | 23 Apr 14:57 2014

[TeXmacs] Centering the title in double-column mode


I'm trying to center the title while writing paragraphs in double-column 
mode. Is this supported by texmacs in any way?
I tried looking through the style sources but could not find anything 


François Poulain | 22 Apr 13:06 2014

Re: [TeXmacs] RCS


Le Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:37:56 -0700,
Shivkumar Chandrasekaran <shiv <at>> a écrit :

> I prefer using RCS for version control, and it would be nice to be
> able to insert the string $Id$ into a texmacs file so that the
> version information can be embedded into the texmacs file by RCS.
> What is the simplest way to ensure that the string $Id$ appears as is
> in the *.tm file?
> Furthermore, once I check it into RCS via "ci *.tm", RCS will replace 
> $Id$ with a more complicated string of the form $complicated-string$.
> It is essential that this change not break texmacs. My first attempt
> at sneaking in $Id$ into the *.tm file did not work, so I am turning
> to the gurus on this list for help.

For testing purpose, I think you should add it in the "initial" section
of .tm files. This could gives:



  Test RCS.

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François Poulain | 22 Apr 10:33 2014

Re: [TeXmacs] Inserting new columnt/rows into a table does not work!


Le Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:31:12 +0300,
Victor Porton <porton <at>> a écrit :

> I've created a "big table".

"big table" are not tabulars. They are only a floating captioned
environment, like in LaTeX.

I will change the UI to automatically insert tabulars in big/small



François Poulain <fpoulain <at>>

Javier Arántegui | 22 Apr 10:13 2014

Re: [TeXmacs] Integrate TeXmacs with LibreOffice?


I’m quite old school here and xfig is my choice for these kind of drawings. It let you write LaTeX formulas
and TeXmacs render the them correctly when imports the .fig files.


El 14/04/2014, a las 10:33, François Poulain <fpoulain <at>> escribió:

> Le Mon, 14 Apr 2014 08:38:53 +0200 (CEST),
> "Jerzy Wrobel" <wrobel <at>> a écrit :
>> Try IPE (, it uses (pdf)LaTeX natively.
>> You can export your Texmacs text (formula) as latex source,
>> and put it there.
> You can also use Inkscape. You can copy TeXmacs stuff into Inkscape
> document, and reedit it via TeXmacs when needed.
> By the way, Inkscape it not the perfect tool for diagrams. Dia is
> more appropriate imho.
> François
> -- 
> François Poulain <fpoulain <at>>

Javier Arántegui
Dept. Tecnologia de Alimentos / Dept. of Food Technology
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Miguel de Benito Delgado | 26 Mar 16:06 2014

Re: [TeXmacs] texmacs table caption

I forgot to mention that it's probably better to modify the rendering
of standard tables than to add new macros. I did the former in my
recent commit to the SVN, but I suggested the latter in my first

I don't think it makes much sense to mix both styles (captions above
and below figures) in the same document, so the "proper" thing to do
would be to simply redefine render-small-figure and render-big-figure
in your style file.

Miguel de  Benito.

On Tue, Mar 25, 2014 at 9:49 PM, Rodolfo Jordao <jor.rodolfo <at>> wrote:
> Thanks for both answers! this helps a lot :)
> On Tue, 25 Mar 2014 20:46:31 -0000, Miguel de Benito Delgado
> <m.debenito.d <at>> wrote:
>> Hi,
>>   I just committed changes to the SVN which allow you to place
>> captions of tables and figures above them. If you can compile TeXmacs
>> from source, yuo just need to use the standard way to customize your
>> document using the little wrench icon in the focus bar. While having
>> the cursor inside a table or figure you'll see among the "standard
>> options" an item "Captions above".
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Bill Page | 24 Mar 16:40 2014

[TeXmacs] Adding TeXmacs symbols to FriCAS math-mode input

The following patch is based on similar coding in mupad-input.scm  It
encodes all TeXmacs symbols as FriCAS identifiers by introducing
escapes in FriCAS symbol names in such a way
Rodolfo Jordao | 18 Mar 18:41 2014

[TeXmacs] texmacs table caption

Hello guys! I'm new to the texmacs and wanted to say congratulations for  
software!  It is a nasty piece of work :), just started to use some days
ago. Along the compliments i have a few practical questions.

First, how do set the caption above the table floating object? i tried to
modify the macro but my current knowledge of the inner language workings  
quite limited... could someone help me out in this?

Second, is it hard to create a own type of title page? understand this as
the amount of hack needed.

Lastly, how do i change the bibliography layout? I need to make it into a  
style referencing (the package cite-author-year already took care of the  
in-text problems!)

As a veteran of Latex (Not expert! just some years of experience) i must  
that the basics that anyone would need are perfectly cooked up. The main
drawback that i found so far that may keep me from switching permanently
 from Latex/Lyx is the lack of complete documentation if one wants to "dive
in", the user manual does not have all that may be needed.