[OS X TeX] Division into

Alain Schremmer Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net
Thu Sep 9 04:37:30 CEST 2004


Couldn't resist and found what controls the lenght of the lines.
Thanks again.
Regards
--schremmer

Alain Schremmer wrote:

> I didn't have time but could not resist trying:
>
>     \newdimen\digitwidth \settowidth\digitwidth{0}
>     \def~{\hspace{\digitwidth}}
>    \def\divrule#1#2{%
>    \noalign{\moveright#1\digitwidth%
>    \vbox{\hrule width#2\digitwidth}}}
>     3\,\begin{tabular}[b]{@{}r@{}} 2 \\ \hline
>             \big)
>             \begin{tabular}[t]{@{}l@{}}
>               8 \\
>               6 \\ \divrule{0}{4}
>               2 \\
>    %           ~~52 \\ \divrule{2}{3}
>    %           ~~125 \\
>    %           ~~117 \\ \divrule{2}{3}
>    %           ~~~~8
>               \end{tabular}
>               \end{tabular}
>
> I have no idea of the syntax involved but it almost worked. I mean it 
> worked perfectly except that some of the lines are a bit too long. I 
> am sure, though, that upon my return Monday night, I will be able to 
> take care of that.
>
> So, a BIG, BIG thank.
>
> Regards
> --schremmer
>
> P. S. I have no idea how to use Arseeau' macro but I will study the 
> thing upon my return. Just for the hell of it as, in any case, the 
> code you gave is all I need. So I am entirely happy.
>
>
>
>
> Matthew Hills wrote:
>
>>
>> On Sep 8, 2004, at 2:30 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>>
>>> I don't require that the vertical line be curved--although I 
>>> wouldn't  mind if it did but I would like it to connect with the 
>>> horizontal one.
>>> When I tried
>>
>>
>>
>> Have you tried Donald Arseneau's longdiv macro?
>>
>> http://mechanics.civil.tohoku.ac.jp/~bear/bear-collections/style-files/ 
>> longdiv.sty
>>
>> (e.g., you can enter: "\longdiv{8}{3}" to get the complete calculation
>> inserted.)
>>
>> It produces results similar to the raw TeX below (from an old Tugboat):
>>
>>  \newdimen\digitwidth \settowidth\digitwidth{0}
>>  \def~{\hspace{\digitwidth}}
>> \def\divrule#1#2{%
>> \noalign{\moveright#1\digitwidth%
>> \vbox{\hrule width#2\digitwidth}}}
>>  13\,\begin{tabular}[b]{@{}r@{}} 949 \\ \hline
>>          \big)
>>          \begin{tabular}[t]{@{}l@{}}
>>            12345 \\
>>            117 \\ \divrule{0}{4}
>>            ~~64 \\
>>            ~~52 \\ \divrule{2}{3}
>>            ~~125 \\
>>            ~~117 \\ \divrule{2}{3}
>>            ~~~~8
>>            \end{tabular}
>>            \end{tabular}
>>
>>
>>
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