[OS X TeX] Linguistics packages (was newcomer: TexTures info)

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Sat Jan 27 09:37:56 EST 2007

At 7:30 AM +0100 1/27/07, Roussanka Loukanova wrote:
>On Sat, 27 Jan 2007, Bruno Voisin wrote:
>>>On Fri, 26 Jan 2007, Maarten Sneep wrote:
>>>>There is your problem: TeX Live, and pretty much any distribution 
>>>>will only include packages that are on CTAN. If you need to go 
>>>>elsewhere, it will not be included. Ever. The code might as well 
>>>>not exist, as far as the TeX Live maintainers are concerned.
>>>I've got this, but reacted to the see of the light of day 
>>>mentioned by Bruno :)
>>Fair enough. Actually I was only thinking of the packages that are 
>>publicly available and widely released, meaning on CTAN.
>>Personally I'm already reluctant to use LaTeX packages which are in 
>>the "contrib" are of CTAN and not in the "required" area. Then 
>>files which are not even on CTAN -- I just don't think of them at 
>If some of you knows something equivalent or better than avm.sty, 
>and Avery Andrews' trees.sty, I would certainly find time to try.

I use Alexis Dimitriadis' qtree package (which is available on CTAN). 
This allows one to create trees very quickly with labelled 
bracketings. For more flexibility and very nice looking trees (but 
more work to create), you could check out John Frampton's pst-jtree 
(also on CTAN).

Another tree drawing package is xyling also available on CTAN.

It's a shame that Chris Manning's AVM package is not on CTAN.


Alan Munn 
amunn at msu.edu
Department of Linguistics                             
and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages   Fax.  +1-517-432-2736
Michigan State University, East Lansing MI 48824       Tel.  +1-517-355-7491

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