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A categorized search of CTAN

Peter Flynn

Abstract

The search engines accessible through the search page of the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network (CTAN) allow you to search in three places: a) the CTAN directory structure and its filenames; b) Google; or c) the Graham Williams catalogue. While each has its advantages, they have a tendency to provide too much information. An new interface to (a) is being tested, which only shows direct matches, and categorises the output into different types of files.

Peter Flynn is manager of the electronic publishing unit at University College Cork and also runs a small consultancy handling industrial, research, and legal documentation. He found TeX in 1979 and has used it for everything from business cards to posters. Peter can be reached at mailto


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