New SI publications design

post by lukeprog · 2012-01-13T03:16:58.847Z · score: 6 (7 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 15 comments

The Singularity Institute's publications are badly and inconsistently formatted.

Our research associate Daniel Dewey has made us a nice-looking LaTeX template for them (example), but we need some help moving them from the original files into LaTeX. If you have a little experience with LaTeX and might be willing to help, please let me know!

luke [at]


Or, in general, please send an email to to be added to the volunteers email list.

Volunteer project requests go out only a few times a month, so we won't flood your inbox, and you never know: maybe a project sent to that list will be something you are in the mood to do and have the skills to do.



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comment by ata · 2012-01-13T07:33:03.281Z · score: 13 (13 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Last year I formatted the TDT paper in LaTeX to teach myself LaTeX. (It's done, aside from a diagram that was missing from the original and possibly a citation or two that were underspecified.) Would this be useful to you, if I reformatted it for the new template?

comment by lukeprog · 2012-01-13T11:12:24.899Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Yes! You can even just send the tex file to me via email.

comment by wedrifid · 2012-01-13T05:41:09.725Z · score: 6 (6 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I can fix them up for you if you want. It'll give me an excuse to read them over again while I do it.

comment by lukeprog · 2012-01-13T20:34:22.291Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Great! Please email me at luke [at]

comment by David_Gerard · 2012-01-13T20:02:46.120Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

That example template is gorgeous!

Anything except Computer Modern :-)

comment by [deleted] · 2012-01-13T08:30:25.403Z · score: 3 (3 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I suggest that you use this web app for the formatting. It is incomplete, but very intuitive to use and great for most purposes.

comment by Grognor · 2012-01-14T02:35:21.272Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

and have the skills to do.

This is the really hard part.

comment by thomblake · 2012-01-13T21:39:49.729Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

please send an email to

fine, done.

comment by marchdown · 2012-01-15T12:08:39.867Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm familiar with LaTeX and willing to help. I'd love to discuss some of the papers in more detail, too.

Edit: email sent.

comment by djcb · 2012-01-14T12:03:06.232Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

It's actually a rather nice template; is it available somewhere?

comment by printing-spoon · 2012-01-13T21:39:10.013Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

The wormhole-wing-trumpet logo thing is a bit aliased.

comment by kilobug · 2012-01-13T14:40:24.079Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

I've some experience with LaTeX, not much free time, but still able to help every now and then.

What is the source (ie old) format ? docbook ? odt ? HTML ? Or just the PDF ?

comment by lukeprog · 2012-01-13T20:34:43.930Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Please email me at luke [at] Thanks!

comment by Solvent · 2012-01-13T07:15:06.557Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

Did you literally mean send an email to or does that mean something else?

comment by ata · 2012-01-13T07:32:37.794Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW(p) · GW(p)

It's a Google Group, sending any email to that address will indeed subscribe you to the list.