[texhax] typesetting algorithms in computer science
Susan Dittmar
Susan.Dittmar at gmx.de
Fri Jun 2 09:34:43 CEST 2017
Hi folks,
I need advice on how to typeset algorithms in computer science papers
(not a specific journal yet).
In short, algorithms consist of some keywords (usually typeset bold,
though I personally dislike the very strong emphasis this gives), some
prosa (usually typeset like the surrounding text), and some variables
and named constants in mathematical or pseudo-mathematical expressions.
It's those variables and constants I have problems with.
In mathematics, variables usually are one-glyph things (sometimes
distinguished further by indizes and/or accents). In computer science,
word-like variables and constants are very common, something TeX's math
mode does not expect. How should I typeset those? Here's an example of
what I have and what I don't like:
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
Here $pi$ is typeset as if it were meant as $p$ times $i$, and $euler$
is typeset as if it were meant as $e$ times $u$ times $l$ times $e$
times $r$.
\end{document}
Any ideas on how to solve that?
Thanks in advance,
Susan Dittmar
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